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Astero (1959)

Astero, the beautiful step-daughter of a wealthy herder, falls in love with his handsome son, Thimios, whom his father wants to marry off to an affluent shepherdess. Now, she's on the brink of insanity. Can true love set her free?

Director:

Dinos Dimopoulos
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aliki Vougiouklaki ... Astero
Titos Vandis ... Mitros Pithokoukouras
Dimitris Papamichael ... Thymios Pithokoukouras
Georgia Vasileiadou Georgia Vasileiadou ... Stamatina
Stephanos Stratigos Stephanos Stratigos ... Thanos
Yorgos Damasiotis Yorgos Damasiotis ... Thanasis
Athanasia Moustaka ... Pithkoukoura
Giannis Avlonitis
Niki Linardou Niki Linardou ... Maro (as Bebi Koula)
Soula Athanasiadou Soula Athanasiadou ... Mother Superior
Theodoros Andriakopoulos ... (as Thodoros Andrikopoulos)
Labros Kotsiris
Stelios Papadakis Stelios Papadakis
Mary Metaxa Mary Metaxa
Kaiti Heila Kaiti Heila ... (as K. Heila)
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Astero, the beautiful step-daughter of the wealthy landlord, Mitros, falls head-over-heels in love with his handsome young son, Thimios. However, Mitros has other plans in store for his precious only son, intent on marrying him off to the affluent shepherdess Maro. Then, the self-assured chief-herder, Thanos, catches a glimpse of Astero in the river, and just like that, decides to make her his wife, complicating further the already tangled situation. Now, Astero is on the brink of insanity, and only true love can set her free. Will Astero and Thimios fulfil their youthful dreams together? Written by Nick Riganas

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The movie was screened during 1958-1959 and sold 139,501 tickets. It came 1st out of 51 movies. See more »

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Remake of Astero (1929) See more »

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Astero
Performed by Demetris Papamichael
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A less known jewel
25 March 2008 | by pmitsi-1See all my reviews

"Astero" is one of the less known films of Aliki Viougiouklaki and Demetris Papamichael, who later went to become a real life couple as well. However, don't let that stopping you from seeing it, since the actors and the dramatic landscape will capture your interest.

Astero is the name of the leading female character who is a step-daughter (more like a live-in-servand) to a rich family in a mainly pastoral area. The love interest for her boss's son is what starts to drive the story to a dramatic sequence.

The performance of the same-titles song by Papamichael is an extra to the film and it won't leave an eye dry, especially on its second performance. I won't say anything more, see the film to understand why.


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Country:

Greece

Language:

Greek

Release Date:

23 February 1959 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Aliki y el destino See more »

Filming Locations:

Ioannina, Greece See more »

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Production Co:

Finos Film See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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