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In this globally acclaimed comedy drama, eccentric, tough, and carefree Ilya (Melina Mercouri) is one of those characters who makes her mark on film history, and who made an internationally known star out of Mercouri. Ilya is a prostitute in the port of Piraeus with a definite sense of social and economic justice. The aptly named Homer (director Jules Dassin, later to marry his star) arrives in Greece, meets the irrepressible Ilya, and decides she needs more of the traditional Greek culture and less of those flamboyant emotions that are not really Greek, you see. So while he tries to play Henry Higgins, Ilya is willing to give up her usual self for two weeks. The question is, what will happen once the two weeks are over, assuming she can get through them? ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Jules Dassin Best British Film 1960 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jules Dassin Best Original Screenplay 1960 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jules Dassin Best Director 1960 Nominee
Cannes Film Festival Melina Mercouri Best Actress 1960 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Melina Mercouri Best Actress 1960 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Denny Vachlioti Best Black and White Costume Design 1960 Nominee

Crew

Jules Dassin
Director
Jules Dassin
Producer
Jules Dassin
Screenwriter
Jacques Natteau
Cinematographer
Roger Dwyre
Editor
Denny Vachlioti
Costume Designer
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