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The Lake of Sighs (1959)

I limni ton stenagmon (original title)
Under the thumb of the tyrannical Ottoman Empire in early-19th-century Ioannina, the handsome first-born son of Ali Pasha falls for the beautiful Greek widow, Frosyni. Now, the penalty is death. Is there an escape from the Pasha's wrath?

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Grigoris Grigoriou
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Irene Papas ... Frosyni
Andreas Barkoulis ... Mouhtar
Andreas Zisimatos Andreas Zisimatos ... Tahir
Theano Ioannidou Theano Ioannidou ... Hanife
Dimitris Kallivokas ... Kolettis
Eleni Zafeiriou ... Ayah
Tzavalas Karousos ... Ali Pasha
Takis Hristoforidis Takis Hristoforidis
Hristoforos Zikas
Yiorgos Olimbios Yiorgos Olimbios
Maria Soldatou Maria Soldatou
Giorgos Rois Giorgos Rois
Marietta Rialdi Marietta Rialdi
Stelios Papadakis Stelios Papadakis
Rea Morou Rea Morou
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Storyline

Ioannina, in the beginning of the 19th century. The whole Greece is under Turks. Ioannina is governed by the fierce and vulgar Ali Pasas. Ali's eldest son, Muchtar, falls in love with a young Greek widow, Frosyni. The problem is, he's married to the vindictive and cruel Chanife. And the muslim penalty for having an affair with a married man is death... Written by Alexia Orfanidou

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Country:

Greece

Language:

Greek

Release Date:

1959 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

I kyra Frosyni kai o Ali Passas (Sti limni ton stenagmon) See more »

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Production Co:

Romylos Film See more »
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Mono
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The movie was screened during 1959-1960 and sold 33,317 tickets. It came 23rd out of 52 movies. See more »

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Remade as I limni ton stenagmon (2005) See more »

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