Ballad for a Pierced Heart

Η μπαλάντα της τρύπιας καρδιάς

In a small Greek town, when amorous passion meets the greed for money, dead bodies begin to pile up, and Olga, the “sleeping beauty,” will never know the horrors she has been spared of…

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Direction: Yannis Economides
Script: Yannis Economides, Harry Lagoussis, Dimosthenis Papamarkos
Cinematography: Dimitris Katsaitis
Editing: Yannis Chalkiadakis
Sound: Dinos Kittou, Costas Fylaktides
Music: Jean-Michel Bernard
Actors: Vasilis Bisbikis, Viky Papadopoulou, Yannis Tsortekis, Stathis Stamoulakatos, Vangelis Mourikis, Giorgos Yannopoulos, Lena Kitsopoulou
Production: Argonauts Productions, Faliro House,EZ Films, Sutor Kolonko, Y.E. Films Ltd.
Producers: Panos Papachatzis, Yannis Economides, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Elie Meirovitz, Ingmar Trost Associate Producer: Ioanna Bolomyti
Co-production: Greek Film Centre
Co-producers: Elie Meirovitz, Ingmar Trost, Jean-Michel Bernard, David Danesi
Sets: Ioulia Stavridou
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Greece, Cyprus, France, Germany
Production Year: 2019
Duration: 140'
Distribution in Greece: Tulip Entertainment
Contact: The Match Factory Thania Dimitrakopoulou

Yannis Economides

Yannis Economides was born in 1967 in Limassol, Cyprus. After several short films and documentaries, he wrote and directed his first feature film. He has directed several feature films that have screened in prestigious film festivals (Cannes, Berlinale, Busan) and had both commercial and critical success. Among his work are films like Matchbox, Soul Kicking, Knifer, Stratos. He also wrote and directed the play Sleep, Stella, Sleep.


1989 Episode (Short)
1990 Welcome, Night (Short)
1992 Gradual Improvement in the Weather (Short)
1994 Just Smelling the Jasmine (short)
1995 The Life you Hoped for (doc)
2003 Matchbox
2006 Soul Kicking
2010 Knifer
2014 Stratos
2020 Ballad for a Pierced Heart