I Apenanti (1982)

Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - Greece  |  
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Greek filmmaker Yiorgos Panoussopoulos received glowing reviews for this peculiar but insightful tale of obsessive amour fou. Young Aris Retsos is outstanding in the lead as Harris, a student and part-time member of a motorcycle gang, who lives with his widowed mother (Dora Volanaki) in a modest apartment in Athens. Harris grows obsessed with a married woman named Stella (Betty Livanou) who lives across the street, and follows her every move with a telescope at his window. Before long, they make contact by telephone, and although she has a husband and daughter, Stella finds herself ever more attracted to the strange young man across the way. It takes a while for Stella to get up her nerve, but she eventually comes to visit Harris, leading their odd affair to its inevitable conclusion. Yiorgos Siskos co-stars with Dimitris Poulikakos and Themis Manessis.

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addiction, fantasy, obsession, peeping-tom, reality