Rembetiko is a passionate exploration of rebetika music: a form of urban blues that expresses the history and depth of Greek culture. The film mirrors the music's style, offering a glimpse into that culture through a heart-wrenching story written and directed by Costas Ferris and a hunting original score written by Stavros Xarchakos.
Rebetiko charts the tragic story of one of Greece's most popular rembetiko singers, Marika Ninou (Sotiria Leonardou): her professional successes and personal disasters. Her rise as a singer is shadowed by key moments in Greek history from such as the Nazi occupation and the Civil War. Her life is full of torment, and her pain is evident in her singing. Marika Ninou is as cherished in Greece as Edith Piaf is in France. This is her vie en rose.
Script, regie: Kostas Ferris. With: Sotiria Leonardou, Nikos Kalogeropoulos, Themis Mpazakas, Nikos Dimitratos, Mjhalis Maniatis. Music: Stavros Xarhakos
Price "Silver bear" at the Berlin Festival in 1984. Special price in Valencia 1984, Great Price Alexandria 1985, Festival of Thessalonique 1983, elected the 1st Greek most popular film in Internet movie database for 2000
Discs: Dual layer DVD 9
Picture: 1,77:1 NTSC color
Sound: Dolby Digital