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Director
Jules Dassin

Filmography
1942 The Affairs of Martha
1942 Reunion in France
1943 Young Ideas
1944 The Canterville Ghost
1946 A Letter for Evie
1947 Brute Force
1948 The Naked City
1949 Thieves’ Highway
1950 Night and the City
1955 Du rififi chez les hommes
1957 Celui qui doit mourir
1958 La Legge
1960 Never on Sunday
1962 Phaedra
1964 Topkapi
1966 10:30 P.M. Summer
1967 Hamilchama al hashalom
1968 Up Tight!
1970 Promise at Dawn
1974 The Rehearsal
1978 A Dream of Passion
1980 Circle of Two

Biography
He was born in Connecticut, USA. He started his cinema career as Alfred Hitchcock’s trainee. He was forced to leave the USA after the censorship on his work during the McCarthy period. He shot Rififi in France, a film that won the Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival. It was in Cannes that Dassin met Melina Mercouri, whom he later married. In 1974 he took up residence in Greece and worked again in the theater.

Year Sacred to theMemory of Nikos Kazantzakis

He Who Must Die / Jules Dassin

In a famine-torn Greece under Turkish rule, the locals of the small Cretan village of Lykovryssi stage a Passion Play every seven years. One year earlier, the villagers who will play the roles of Jesus, Mary and the Apostles are chosen and they proceed to prepare accordingly. But things get complicated when the starving survivors of a neighboring village razed by the Turks, led by their priest, come to Lykovrissi for food and shelter and are met with hostility by the townsfolk.The village elders and the priest refuse to help them, while Manolios (who is to play Jesus) and Katerina (a widow of questionable morals who has the role of Mary Magdalene), together with the village poor, try to help the homeless villagers.The tension will lead to an armed conflict...


Director:Jules Dassin
Script:Ben Barzman, Jules Dassin (based on the novel by Nikos Kazantzakis
Cinematography:Jacques Natteau, Gilbert Chain
Editing:Roger Dwyre, Pierre Gillete
Sound:Pierre - Louis Calvet
Music:Georges Auric
Sets:Max Douy
Costumes:Christiane Coste
Make up:Igor Keldich
With:Pierre Vaneck (Manolios), Jean Servais (Father Fotis), Fernard Ledoux (Father Grigoris), Gert Fröbe (Village Elder), Maurice Ronet (Michelis), Melina Mercouri (Katerina), Grégoire Aslan (Turkish Agha), René Lefèvre (Yannakos), Lucien Raimbourg (Costandis), Roger Hanin (Panagiotaros), Roger Hanin (Panagiotaros), Joe Dassin (refugee)
Producer:Henri Bérard
Production:Indusfilms & Prima Films & Filmsonor, Da.Ma. Cinematografica
Production Country:France/Italy
Format:35mm, Β&W
Duration:133'
Production Year:1957
Screening Schedule
OLYMPION:Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 24:00
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