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Director
Nikos Nikolaidis

Filmography
1962 Lacrimae Rerum (short)
1968 Unconditionally (45’)
1975 Euridice BA 2037
1979 The Wretches Are Still Singing
1983 Sweet Bunch
1987 Morning Patrol
1990 Singapore Sling
1993 The Girl with the Suitcases (TV)
1999 See You in Hell, My Darling
2002 Loser Takes All
2005 The Zero Years

Bibliography
1964 The Gravediggers (short stories)
1977 The Angry Balkan (novel)
1980 The Wretches Are Still Singing (screenplay)
1984 Sweet Bunch (screenplay)
1993 Pigs in the Wind (novel)
2007 A Hit in the Eye of Montezouma

Theater
1996 The Seven Boxes of Pandora by Vassilis Ziogas

Biography
Nikos Nikolaidis was born in Athens in 1939. He studied filmmaking and theater set designing. In 1960 he started to work as a first assistant to Vassilis Georgiadis and in 1962 he shot his first short film, Lacrimae Rerum. He made his official debut in 1975 with Euridice BA 2037 at the Thessaloniki Film Festival. He has worked in a recording company and has shot more than 200 commercials in over 20 years. He has published a collection of short stories and three novels, and has written, directed and produced all of his films. He is the only Greek director who has won five times the award for Best Director at the Thessaloniki Film Festival. He died in Athens in September 2007.

Nikos Nikolaidis

The Wretches Are Still Singing / Nikos Nikolaidis

Five friends in their forties today, representative of the fifties generation, meet up again after many years of silence. One has just been released from prison for the umpteenth time; the other has just committed a series of blind murders; the third has left his wife and child; the fourth one has been living the life of a drifter, and the fifth friend – the only girl in the group – has broken out of the loony bin where she’s been hiding for years… All of them are up in the air; tormented by barren love; marked by the deaths of beloved peers; betrayed by the politics of their times, they are trying – in vain – to put together the old gang of their teenage years.The revolution has been lost. Each one will now head towards his own death, thus opening a new chapter in the history of his generation.

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Director:Nikos Nikolaidis
Script:Nikos Nikolaidis
Cinematography:Stavros Hassapis
Editing:Andreas Andreadakis
Sound:Marinos Athanassopoulos
Sets:Marie-Louise Bartholomew
Costumes:Marie-Louise Bartholomew
With:Alkis Panayotidis (Alkis), Constantinos Tzoumas (Constantinos), Christos Valavanidis (Christos), Rita Bensoussan (Rita), Olia Lazaridou (Vera)
Producer:Nikos Nikolaidis, Marie-Louise Bartholomew
Production Country:Greece
Format:35mm Color
Duration:125'
Production Year:1979
Screening Schedule
OLYMPION:Sunday, November 18, 2007 - 23:30
ODEON-PLATIA 2:Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 20:30
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