Dracos - Fiend of Athens

“Hailed at Venice in 1956, this is the satirical tale of a clerk who is mistaken for a notorious criminal. He makes a disastrous incursion into the underworld, eventually dying at the hands of a mob. The picture, with its feverish editing and set pieces (a mass, spontaneous dance among gangsters), offers a remarkable insight into the Piraeus underworld and its strange rituals.”

-National Film Theater, London.

“Koundouros is a young director who scorns to discipline his talent. But his story has a true violence and sense of atmosphere; however rough its expression, there is an original personality at work here.”

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