• Ballad for a Pierced Heart
  • Ballad for a Pierced Heart
  • Ballad for a Pierced Heart

Ballad for a Pierced Heart

by Yannis Economides Special Screenings

Having had enough of her uncouth husband, Iraklis, a rich businessman from the Greek provinces, Olga elopes with her lover Manos – but not without first pocketing a million of her husband’s euros. This is too much for Iraklis, who feels that his honour has been violated. Desperate, he contacts the local mafia, who is supposed to get his cash back and bury the lovers. But the underworld spins into turmoil at the thought of so much money. When passion meets greed, the corpses begin to pile up. Set against the backdrop of the economic crisis and a rundown club scene, director Yannis Economides’ piercingly wicked gangster comedy expertly portrays a cast of characters on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

  • Genre: Black Comedy
  • Country, Year: Greece, France, Germany, Cyprus, 2020
  • Runtime: 140 Min
  • Languages: Greek
  • Subtitles: English
  • Director: Yannis Economides
  • Cast: Vasilis Bisbikis, Viky Papadopoulou, Yannis Tsortekis, Stathis Stamoulakatos, Vangelis Mourikis, Giorgos Yannopoulos, Lena Kitsopoulou, Vasiliki Kalimani , Sofia Kounia
  • Screenplay: Yannis Economides, Harry Lagoussis, Dimosthenis Papamarkos
  • Cinematography: Dimitris Katsaitis
  • Editor: Yannis Chalkiadakis
  • Sound: Dinos Kitou, Costas Fylaktides
  • Music: Jean-Michel Bernard
  • Producers: Panos Papahadzis, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Elie Meirovitz, Ingmar Trost, Yannis Economides
  • Production Companies: Argonauts Productions, Faliro House Productions, EZ Films, Sutor Kolonko, Y.E. Films, ERT TV, Onassis Culture, POPION Productions, Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture, Yafka Studio
  • World Sales: The Match Factory GmbH
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