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Manos Hadjidakis

Manos Hadjidakis


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Also Known As: Died: June 15, 1994
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Birth Place: Greece Profession: Music ...


Producer (feature film)

Great Love Songs, The (1973) as Producer
A series of ten of composer Manos Hadjidakis' love songs with lyrics by the great Greek poets (both ancient and modern) Sappho, Elytis, Myrtiotissa, Sarantaris, and Cavafy.

Music (feature film)

My Life in Ruins (2009)
A Greek tour guide named Georgia attempts to recapture her kefi (Greek for "mojo") by guiding a ragtag group of tourists around Greece and showing them the beauty of her native land. Along the way, she manages to open their eyes to the wonders of an exotic foreign land while beginning to see the wor
Munich (2005) as Composer
In 1972, an extremist Palestinian group kill eleven members of the Israeli Olympic team. A young Israeli intelligence officer is asked to lead a team mission to hunt down and kill the men accused of masterminding the murders.
Quiet Days in August (1991) as Music
In August of each year, the majority of Athens' inhabitants depart the city, going back to their villages or fleeing to nearby seaside resorts. Only loners remain in Athens and those who prefer the city deserted. The heroes of the film fall into these categories. They search for company, for love, f
Memed My Hawk (1987) as Music; Music Director
Mod att leva (1983) as Music
Pedestrian, The (1974) as Music
Andreas Giese is a successful industrialist whose World War II activities come up to haunt him. When a newspaper article reveals his culpability in the destruction of a Greek village and its inhabitants, Giese's son commits suicide and his family is torn apart.
Sweet Movie (1974) as Music
The winner of the Miss World Virginity contest escapes from a sexless marriage to an oil tycoon, has a wild affair with a famous rock star and settles in a radical commune. Meanwhile, a boat travels the canals of Amsterdam with a cargo of sugar, a demented crew, a revolutionary zealot captain and her lover, a refugee from the Battleship Potemkin. Makavejev's bizarre and pointedly satirical vision is totally uncompromising and filled with shocking images.
Great Love Songs, The (1973) as Music
A series of ten of composer Manos Hadjidakis' love songs with lyrics by the great Greek poets (both ancient and modern) Sappho, Elytis, Myrtiotissa, Sarantaris, and Cavafy.
The Invincible Six (1970) as Music
Based on the story "The Heroes of Yucca," The Invincible Six features a ragtag group of jewel thieves who become the unofficial guardians of a small Iranian village. When bandits attack the village, looking for the body of their former leader and his treasure map, the Invincible Six are there to save the day, wooing the local females and frustrating the new leader of the bandits.
Blue (1968) as Music
A Mexican bandit, part of a gang led by his father, goes on a raid into the U.S. He falls for a beautiful woman and decides to leave his life of crime and settle down with her. Eventually his father and the gang come back for him, and he finds himself torn between his love for the woman and his loyalty to his father and his fellow gang members.
Dry Summer (1967) as Mus (see note)
Turkish farmers rebel when a wealthy landowner dams the river they need to survive.
Madalena (1965) as Music
Topkapi (1964) as Music
An international band of thieves plots to steal a priceless treasure from a heavily guarded museum.
In the Cool of the Day (1963) as Composer
A man''s efforts to save his friend''s marriage lead to infidelity.
America America (1963) as Music
A young Greek stops at nothing to secure a passage to America.
Aliki--My Love (1963) as Music
9 Miles to Noon (1963) as Mus comp & cond
We Have Only One Life (1963) as Music
It Happened in Athens (1962) as Mus comp & cond
Set at the time of the first modern Olympic Games, a famous sexpot actress agrees to marry the winner of the Marathon though her comparatively plain maid has other ideas.
The 300 Spartans (1962) as Mus comp & cond
Essentially true story of how Spartan king Leonidis led an extremely small army of Greek Soldiers (300 of them his personal body guards from Sparta) to hold off an invading Persian army more than 20 times as large. The actual heroism of those who stood (and ultimately died) with Leonidis helped shape the course of Western Civilization, allowing the Greek city states time to organize an army which repelled the Persians. Set in 480 BC.
Never on Sunday (1960) as Song ("Never On Sunday")
An American scholar in Greece tries to reform a local prostitute.
Matter of Dignity, A (1960) as Music
A once wealthy Athenian family finds itself near bankruptcy and, being obsessed with keeping up appearances, they force their daughter to marry a rich Greek-American she does not love.
Never on Sunday (1960) as Music
An American scholar in Greece tries to reform a local prostitute.
Stella (1957) as Music
The story of a young,wild woman who doesn't want to compromise and settle down. Stella is a restless, rebellious Greek woman who plays with men and enjoys her life as much as she can. But when she meets a young football player, things get mixed up. She loves him but she loves her freedom too. So it's about time she made an important choice.

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