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Director  Nikos Koundouros
Initial DVD release  June 11, 2002 (Greece)
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Country  Greece
8.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Drama
Music director  Manos Hadjidakis
Writer  Iakovos Kabanellis
Language  Greek
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Release date  5 March 1956
Cast  Dinos Iliopoulos (Thomas), Margarita Papageorgiou (Roula), Γιάννης Αργύρης (Hondros), Thanasis Veggos (Spathis), Anestis Vlahos, Maria Lekaki (Carmen)
Similar movies  Thanasis Veggos and Dinos Iliopoulos appear in O Drakos and O atsidas
Tagline  a parody of a tragedy

O Drakos (Greek: Ο Δράκος; English: The Ogre of Athens or The Dragon or The fiend of Athens) is a Greek black-and-white film, produced in 1956, directed by Nikos Koundouros. It won the award for best movie 1955–1959 in the first Thessaloniki Film Festival. It also took part in the Venice Film Festival.

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At the 2006 International Thessaloniki Film Festival, the film was announced as among the 10 all-time best Greek films by the PHUCC (Pan-Hellenic Union of Cinema Critics).

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Plot

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A simple man realizes that he looks like a criminal named "Drakos". The police are after him and he hides in a night club. Day by day, he identifies himself with "Drakos".

Cast

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  • Dinos Iliopoulos as Thomas
  • Margarita Papageorgiou as Babe
  • Giannis Argyris as Fatman
  • Thanasis Veggos as Spathis
  • Anestis Vlahos
  • Maria Lekaki as Carmen
  • Theodoros Andrikopoulos
  • Frixos Nassou
  • Andreas Douzos
  • Zannino
  • Trivia

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    The movie is mentioned (and plays an important role) in Jonathan Franzen's novel Freedom, with the title The Fiend of Athens.

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    References

    The Ogre of Athens Wikipedia


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