Original title: Eglima sta paraskinia
- 1h 23m
A journalist helps the famous detective Bekas to solve the murder of a theater actress.A journalist helps the famous detective Bekas to solve the murder of a theater actress.A journalist helps the famous detective Bekas to solve the murder of a theater actress.
Bent on getting her out of the way, a stealthy killer infiltrates the backstage of the Athenian theatre, Gloria, and stabs to death the despised protagonist, Rosa Delli. As the veteran investigator, Inspector Bekas, and his perceptive friend and editor-in-chief, Makris, find the woman lying in a pool of blood, the investigation commences, unravelling long-standing enmities and deep-seated antipathies festering within the walls of the theatre. Indeed, there is more to Gloria's minuscule and not-so-glamorous world than meets the eye, and now, everyone is a suspect--including those with seemingly rock-solid alibis. But, time is running out, and the ruthless assassin is still at large. Murder will out? —Nick Riganas
A Greek locked-room murder mystery - and it's pretty good too!
Greek cinema does not usually dabble in the crime/mystery/film noir genres (probably due to lack of resources as much as lack of know-how), but occasionally it does take a stab (no pun intended), and "Eglima Sta Paraskinia" is one such attempt - and a thoroughly respectable one at that. Good camerawork, solid performances, OK plot, atmospheric music score by Mimis Plessas. **1/2 out of 4.
- May 31, 2020
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