Nikos Nikolaidis

Euridice BA 2037 (1975)
The Wretches Are Still Singing (1979)
Sweet Bunch (1983)
7.1 Singapore Sling (1990)

The fall of the fascist dictatorship has the effect to unleash a surprising amount of unbridled creativity. Nikos Nikolaidis opened the gates with his experimental take on classical mythology, Evridiki BA 2037/ Euridice BA 2037 (1975), photographed by Giorgos Panousopoulos and starring German actress Vera Tschechowa, and with the first two films of his trilogy, the nostalgic Ta Kourelia Tragoudane Akoma/ The Wretches Are Still Singing (1979), with a soundtrack of rock and soul music, and Glykia Symmoria/ Sweet Bunch (1983), both post-modernist takes on the noir genre. His cinema of despair peaked with Singapore Sling (1990), straddling surrealism, horror and pornography.

The trilogy was completed by O Chamenos ta Pairnei Ola/ The Loser Takes It All (2002), starring rock musician Giannis Aggelakas.

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