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The Ruthless (1965)

Adistaktoi (original title)
After his release from prison, Stathis visits a private investigator, Othonas, whom he had assigned many years ago to find his mother, who has been missing from the time of the German ... See full summary »

Director:

Dinos Katsouridis

Writers:

Nikos Foskolos (story), Dinos Katsouridis (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nikos Kourkoulos Nikos Kourkoulos ... Stathis Kougias
Mairi Hronopoulou ... Stella
Voula Harilaou Voula Harilaou ... Vana
Yorgos Moutsios ... Mihalis
Alekos Tzanetakos
Spyros Kalogirou
Kostas Fyssoun Kostas Fyssoun
Vangelis Kazan
Mary Metaxa Mary Metaxa
Giannis Kondoulis
Giannis Vogiatzis ... Othonas Lappas
Despo Diamantidou ... Roza
Lakis Skellas Lakis Skellas
Athena Michaelidou Athena Michaelidou
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stelios Kazantzidis Stelios Kazantzidis ... Singer
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Storyline

After his release from prison, Stathis visits a private investigator, Othonas, whom he had assigned many years ago to find his mother, who has been missing from the time of the German Occupation. When he meets Othonas, however, they quarrel because the detective hadn't worked seriously enough on the case. Afterwards, Stathis takes control of his old gang again and sets up a few new scams, selling dreams and hopes to simple people. He soon realizes that he has lost his old love, Vana, who, while he was in prison, had become involved with his second-in- command, Michalis. Nevertheless, his bitterness is softened by Stella, Vana's sister, who works at the Red Cross. He falls for her, and she responds in kind. In the end, he also manages to find his mother, by now an old and debauched nightclub singer, and he feels even happier. He decides to go straight and marry Stella, but one night his drunken "mother" reveals to him that she is not who he thinks she is, and it was Michalis who asked ... Written by Greek Film Archive

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

Greece

Language:

Greek

Release Date:

18 October 1965 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Emeis oi kannivaloi See more »

Filming Locations:

Pireus, Greece

Company Credits

Production Co:

Savvas Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of the best Greek drama films. Kourkoulos and Diamantidou give great performances
7 March 2018 | by eudoxios75See all my reviews

After his release from prison, Stathis visits a detective, Otto, who had long been appointed to search for his lost mother, from the years of the German Occupation of Greece (1941-1944). He ends up fighting with him because he is not satisfied from his effords with the topic. Then takes over again the reins of the gang and sets up some solid tricks, selling dreams and hopes in ordinary people. Quickly realizes that he has lost his old love Vana, who while he was in prison she made a love affair with the Deputy Chief, Michael. However, the bitterness comes to soothe by her sister, Stella, who works for the Red Cross. Finally discovers his mother in the face of an old cabaret singer, growing his happiness. So he decides to follow the honest way and plans to marry Stella but one evening his wrecked mother, reveals that she is not who he thinks she is.She is a fake mother hired from Michael to make fun of him. Stathis finds Michael at the tavern, and asks him why he did that!! The accomplice is in front of Vana and the other members of the gang. Finally he finds hard death and the refutation of his dreams for a better life.


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