Following her father’s death, the daughter of a poor fisherman tries to take over his fishing boat to support her six underage siblings. She is faced with the harsh rivalry of a handsome captain, whom she eventually falls in love with. The sea of Antiparos, which seems to gleam golden in Walter Lassaly’s black-and-white film, the music by Manos Hadjidakis, writing some of his best movie melodies, and, of course, Aliki Vougiouklaki, who instantly shot into the pantheon of Greek cinema with this film, are just a few of the reasons why Madalena has remained unsurpassed to this day.

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Direction: Dinos Dimopoulos
Script: Yorgos Roussos
Cinematography: Walter Lassally
Editing: Yorgos Tsaoulis
Sound: Markos Zervas
Music: Manos Hadjidakis
Actors: Aliki Vougiouklaki, Dimitris Papamichael, Pantelis Zervos, Thodoros Moridis
Production: Finos Film
Sets: Markos Zervas
Make Up: Stavros Kelesidis
Format: ProRes
Color: B&W
Production Country: Greece
Production Year: 1960
Duration: 89΄
Contact: Finos Film
Awards/Distinctions: Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Screenplay – Thessaloniki FF 1960