Dinos Katsouridis

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Dinos Katsouridis
Born 1927
Nicosia, Cyprus
Died 28 November 2011
Athens, Greece
Occupation Director, Cinemathographer, Editor

Dinos Katsouridis (1927 - 28 November 2011) [1] was a Greek Cypriot film director, cinematographer and editor. He had worked in a lot of Greek film sometimes as director, sometimes as film editor and sometimes as cinematographer as well as writer. [2] He has won film awards about all the categories of these works



He was born in Nicosia in 1927. He started to study Law Studies but he forsaked them in order to deal with cinema. He studied film direction in Stavrakos School  (el ) and he debuted in 1951 as assistant director in the film Pikro Psomi. [1] Since 1960, he started to work as film director. His first films as director was the films Englima sta Paraskinia and Eimai Athoos . [1] [3] In 1963, he directed two successful comedies with Kostas Hatzichristos in Leading role, the films Tis Kakomoiras and O Kyrios Pterarchos . Since 1970, he directed movies that starred Thanasis Veggos. He has won four awards in Thessaloniki Film Festival in categories Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography.

Nicosia City

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Kostas Hatzichristos or Costas Hajihristos was a Greek actor.

Thanasis Veggos actor and film director

Thanasis Veggos was a Greek actor and director born in Neo Faliro, Piraeus. He performed in around 130 films, predominantly comedies in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, starring in more than 50 among them. He is considered one of the best Greek comedy actors of all time. His famous comedic catchphrase was "Καλέ µου άνθρωπε".


As Director
<i>What Did You Do in the War, Thanasi?</i> 1971 film by Dinos Katsouridis

What did you do in the war, Thanasi? is a 1971 Greek satirical drama film. It starred Thanasis Veggos as Thanasis, a poor labourer trying to survive during the Axis occupation of Greece. With references to the Great Famine (Greece) and the Greek resistance, the film was also a political allegory for the Greek military junta of 1967–74. It won the Best Film Award at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival.


Awards [4] [5]
1965 Thessaloniki Film Festival Best Cinematography Oi Adistaktoi Won
1971 Thessaloniki Film Festival Best Film What Did You Do in the War, Thanasi? Won
1971 Thessaloniki Film Festival Best Screenplay What Did You Do in the War, Thanasi? Won
1984 Thessaloniki Film Festival Best Cinematography O Erotas tou Odyssea Won

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