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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 September of 1972 an unprecedented terrorist attack unfolded live before 900 million television viewers across the globe and ushered in a brave new world of unpredictable violence. It was the second week of the Summer Olympics, and in Munich, West Germany, the games that had been dubbed "The Olympics of Peace and Joy" were off to a rousing start. Without warning, an extremist Palestinian group known as Black September invaded the Olympic Village, killing two members of the Israeli Olympic team and capturing nine hostages. The tense stand-off and tragic massacre that ensued played out with stunning immediacy on television before an international populace and ended 21 hours later when anchorman Jim McKay spoke the haunting words, "They''re all gone." Mourning the massacre and infuriated by its savagery, a young Israeli patriot and intelligence officer, Avner is approached by a Mossad officer named Ephraim who presents him with an unprecedented mission in Israeli history. He asks Avner to leave behind his pregnant wife, relinquish his identity and go completely underground on a mission to hunt down and kill the 11 men accused of masterminding the murders. Despite his inexperience, Avner becomes the leader of a team of four very diverse yet highly skilled recruits: the brash, tough, South African-born getaway driver, Steve; the German Jew Hans, who has a flair for forging documents; the Belgian toymaker-turned-explosives-expert, Robert; and the quiet, methodical Carl, whose job is to "clean up" after the others. Avner and his team circle the globe under a cloak of extreme secrecy, tracking down each man on a closely guarded list of targets and carrying out intricately plotted assassinations. Working outside the rubric of international law, adrift without home or family, their only connection to humanity becomes one another. But even that starts to fray as the four men begin to argue among themselves about the unsettling questions that just won''t go away: "Who exactl
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
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.
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.
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.
We Have Only One Life (1963) as Music
America America (1963) as Music
A young Greek stops at nothing to secure a passage to America.
9 Miles to Noon (1963) as Mus comp & cond
Aliki--My Love (1963) as Music
In the Cool of the Day (1963) as Composer
A man''''s efforts to save his friend''''s marriage lead to infidelity.
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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