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Themis Bazaka in Rembetiko


1983 NR

Facing persecution from the Turks in Smyrna, young Marika Ninou (Sotiria Leonardou) and her family flee to Greece. There, the girl's talent as a singer of rembetiko music lifts her from her lowly origins to become a celebrated headliner. Comparable to American blues, rembetiko offers a soulful outlet for marginalized people to offer their take on the human experience. Costas Ferris directs this poignant drama, which co-stars Nikos Kalogeropoulos.