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OGRE OF ATHENS (THE)


(1956)- Direction: KOUNDOUROS NIKOS
Original Title:
OGRE OF ATHENS (THE)
Τίτλοι με λατινικούς χαρακτήρες:
DRAKOS (O)
:
OGRE OF ATHENS (THE), VAMPIRE (THE)

Year of Production:
1956
Film Director:
KOUNDOUROS NIKOS
Genre:
FEATURE FILM, SOCIAL DRAMA, DRAMATIC

Screenplay:
KAMPANELLIS IAKOVOS

Director of Photography:
THEODORIDIS KOSTAS
Editing:
KOUNDOUROS NIKOS
Set Designer:
PAPADOPOULOS PANAGIOTIS, ZOGRAFOS TASOS
Costume Designer:
VLACHIOTI NTENI
Musical Composition:
CHATZIDAKIS MANOS

Film synopsis:
Christmas Eve. A lonely and unimportant clerk, Thomas, suddenly discovers that he looks a lot like the frightful “ogre of Athens”, a ruthless criminal wanted by the police. At first he panics, but then he agrees to impersonate the “orge”, and, as such he is accepted by the members of an underworld gang. The gang, with Chontros (the Fat Guy) as their leader, frequent a popular cabaret and get ready for the big heist: stealing a column from the Temple of the Olympian Zeus and selling it to some foreign buyers. However, when it is revealed that Thomas is not the real ogre, the members of the gang who believed in him feel betrayed and react. A knife fight breaks out, and Thomas, wounded, barely manages to get out onto the street to breathe his last on the pavement. The presence of a garbage truck indicates where the body will end up.

Assistant Director:
VLACHLIOTIS CHRISTOS
Assistant Director of Photography:
ATHANASIADIS GIORGOS
Make-up:
VARVERIS NIKOS
Music performed by:
ORCHESTRA OF LEANDROS ()
FAMPAS DIMITRIS ()
POPULAR SONGS GROUP OF MANOS CHATZIDAKIS ()
TSITSANIS VASILIS ()
Singer:
PAPAGEORGIOU MARGARITA
Sound Engineer:
DAMALAS MIKES
Photographs:
32 φωτογραφίες που αφορούν αυτή την ταινία



Posters:
1 αφίσες που αφορούν αυτή την ταινία



Production:
ATHENS FILM COMPANY

Cast:
ILIOPOULOS NTINOS
PAPAGEORGIOU MARGARITA
ARGYRIS GIANNIS
VENGOS THANASIS
STRATIGOS STEFANOS
VLACHOS ANESTIS
NTOUZOS ANDREAS
PAPADOPOULOS GIANNIS
ANDRIAKOPOULOS THEODOROS
LEKAKI MARIKA
NASOU FRIXOS
STAVRINOUDAKIS KOSTAS
VLACHAKIS MANOLIS
VIOPOULOU ZIZI
TZANET KASI
TSACHIRIDIS NIKOS
TZANETAKOS ALEKOS
LOGYRIS GIANNIS
SPANGOPOULOS KOSTAS


Color:
B/W
Sound:
SOUND

Awards - Distinctions:
THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (1st GREEK CINEMA WEEK)
THESSALONIKI 1960
BEST RETROSPECTIVE FILM (FLASHBACK TO THE QUINQUENNIUM 1955-1959)
Participations:
VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
ΙΤ 1956
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