I Athina Meta ta Messanihta (1968)

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The third Greek-made "mondo" documentary set in Athens (following 1962's I Athina ti Nihta and 1964's Athina, Ora 12), this lavish look at the ancient city's modern nightlife was produced by Klearchos Konitsiotis. Nadia Fontana and Fotis Metaxopoulos dance, and there are performances by Stamatis Kokkotas, Tony Pinelli, and the Stavros Xarchakos orchestra, among others. This sort of late-night travelogue was done more famously throughout the decade by the Americans and Italians, but this is certainly a creditable addition to the subgenre, including well-known actors like Kostas Hadjichristos, Anna Fonsou, Vangelis Kazan, Nikos Rizos, and Dinos Eliopoulos along the way. The narration is provided by Stavros Xenidis.