Alexis Damianos – Evdokia (1971)


A prostitute (Evdokia) meets a sergeant (Yorgos). They fall in love and get married after a short love affair. Her profession, however, is a barrier for their relationship. They try to stay together and overcome their inner conflicts, but the social environment crushes them.

Many people who seem not to like originality and non-happy endings, are trashing this movie whilst others (amongst them myself) consider it one of the most important movie of the Greek cinematography. The movie is very very low budget but this doesn’t take away from the wonderful social critic, the very original direction and the amazing performances of most actors. When coupled with the beautiful music of Manos Loizos, it makes a movie really worth watching. The story as well as the character development is very well presented.

It is also worth mentioning that the two main protagonists are amateurs. George, was a construction worker that was found by the director working in a construction yard, while Evdokia (Maria Vassiliou) was found by the director’s wife while browsing through a family photo album. The girl was born in England by Greek parents and at that time didn’t speak Greek. Thus the need to dub the movie.

Another interesting fact was that the main theme of the movie was supposed to have lyrics. But when Lefteris Papadopoulos (the lyrics writer) listened to the music he said that such music doesn’t need lyrics because it speaks by itself. (IMDB)–_Alexis_Damianos_%28Greece%29.mkv–_Alexis_Damianos_%28Greece%29.idx–_Alexis_Damianos_%28Greece%29.sub–

Subtitles:English (idx, sub, srt)

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