Stella is a singer. Although she is in love with Miltos, a soccer player, she repeatedly rejects his marriage proposals. When Miltos finally forces her to accept the idea of marriage, Stella does not appear in church, despite Miltos repeatedly warning her that he will kill her if she doesn't marry him. Miltos kills her with a dagger at end of the film.


Hollywood Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film


  • Starring:Melina Merkouri, George Foundas, Alekos Alexandrakis, Christina Kalogerikou, Voula Zouboulaki, Dionyssis Papayannopoulos, Sofia Vempo, Costas Kakavas, Tasso Kavadia, Nitsa Papa, Chrysoula Pateraki, G. Pomonis, Yannis Aleksandrides, Eleni Chalkousi, Yerasimos Malioris, Pitsilos Notis
  • Scenario/ Direction:Michael Cacoyannis (based on a play by J. Cambanellis)
  • Photography:Costas Theodorides
  • Music:Manos Hadjidakis
  • Decor:Yannis Tsarouxis, Vlassis Kaniaris