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The Murderess (1974)

I fonissa (original title)
Adaptation of Papadiamantis' novel Fonissa about a woman who murders little girls.


Costas Ferris


Costas Ferris (screenplay), Alexandros Papadiamantis (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Maria Alkeou Maria Alkeou ... Frankogiannou
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Natalia Alkaiou Natalia Alkaiou
Costas Darlasis Costas Darlasis
Elpidoforos Gotsis
Eleni Ioannou Eleni Ioannou
Giannis Kafaloukos Giannis Kafaloukos
Anthi Kariofylli Anthi Kariofylli
Katerina Karousou Katerina Karousou
Manos Katrakis ... Narrator (voice)
Giorgos Katsaras Giorgos Katsaras
Mihalis Kostopoulos Mihalis Kostopoulos
Dora Lytinaki Dora Lytinaki
Christos Natsios Christos Natsios
Dimitris Poulikakos
Foivos Taxiarhis Foivos Taxiarhis


Adaptation of Papadiamantis' novel Fonissa about a woman who murders little girls.

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23 September 1974 (Greece) See more »

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Sameli Films Ltd. See more »
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Film debut of Dimitris Poulikakos. Filmed in 1972. See more »

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A masterpiece
8 March 2019 | by ekko1974See all my reviews

Wrapped up in few words only. This is one of my all time Greek favorites for a handful of reasons. The picturesque and wonderful linguistic masterpiece book of Papandiamantis (one of the most important science fiction translators and writers although he was a priest) was directed by one of the most devoted and substantial Greek directors. The folklore, the Archetypes of tradition, the mesmerizing landscapes and colors, the acting and dramatizing of events, and finally, the beautiful score composed by Stavros Logarides with an EMS synthi, turning this colorful folk tale into a contemporary thriller . Logarides was robbed from his award from best soundtrack that year in Thessaloniki, to everyone's disappointment. This is a future cult .

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