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Liar Wanted (1961)

Ziteitai pseftis (original title)
A sharp altercation will pave the way for a brilliant career when a shameless liar meets his future employer: a resourceful parliamentarian. But, what happens when he tells one lie too many? Is his flair for fiction always beneficial?


Giannis Dalianidis


Credited cast:
Dinos Iliopoulos ... Thodoros Parlas
Pantelis Zervos Pantelis Zervos ... Theofilos Ferekis
Anna Kyriakou ... Jenny Fereki
Thanasis Vengos ... Vrasidas
Martha Karagianni ... Pitsa-Kitsa
Periklis Hristoforidis ... Agis
Dimitris Nikolaidis ... Panagis Dervisis
Margarita Athanasiou Margarita Athanasiou ... Pipitsa
Popi Lazou Popi Lazou ... Zozo
Katia Athanasiou Katia Athanasiou
Aggelos Mavropoulos Aggelos Mavropoulos ... Maratos
Panos Karavousanos ... Patatias
Margarita Gerardou Margarita Gerardou
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giannis Bertos
Grigoris Bithikotsis Grigoris Bithikotsis ... Singer
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The movie was screened between 1960-1961 and sold 69,451 tickets. It came 6th out of 58 movies. See more »


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Composed & performed by Grigoris Bithikotsis
Lyrics by Dimitris Goutis
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Always modern
26 February 2004 | by 1966nmSee all my reviews

Excellent comedy, of the golden age of the Greek cinema, when making simple and yet great films was not only possible, but the rule maybe. Dalianidis is setting up a political satire, pointing out in a very fanny way the corruption of the political life and of those who are involved in it. A parliament member (Pantelis Zervos, in one of his best performances, in my opinion) is cynically asking for a liar as his personal assistant. Dinos Illiopoulos IS his man and he does very well, even confronted with his own lies (giving in this case, one of the funniest scenes in the history of the Greek cinema). In the end, he will be (almost) defeated by the wife of the PM, simply because she is a woman and therefor better liar 8) Still our hero, has one parthian arrow to throw in the end, making us wish that we were as capable as he is. The second best moment of the film is maybe a dancing number, performed by Martha Karayanni (always a pleasure)! It is funny to think that 6 years after this political film, Greece got herself a dictatorship and the Greek cinema started to decline!

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17 April 1961 (Greece) See more »

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