A Matter of Dignity (1958)

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Original Title: To teleftaio psemma
Type: Movie
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 112 Minutes    (1 Hours : 52 Minutes)
Release Date: 10 Feb 1958 (Greece)
Is Adult: No
Rated: n/A
Michael Cacoyannis
Michael Cacoyannis
Ellie Lambeti, Athena Michaelidou, Eleni Zafeiriou  »


A daughter discovers her wealthy family is actually on the verge of bankruptcy and decides to charm a millionaire for his money in marriage. Soon she is torn between living a lie and keeping up appearances.


Up against the ugly monster of destitution, the members of a once-affluent Athenian family of the haute-bourgeoisie, suddenly, find themselves on the brink of bankruptcy, forced to live on borrowed money. However, as the formerly successful industrialist patriarch swallows his pride to reach out to his connections, on the other hand, his desperate wife, Roxani, pins her hopes on marrying their pampered and fresh daughter, Chloe, off to an opulent Greek-American. Under those circumstances, the proud but penniless clan must keep up appearances to stay afloat; nevertheless, just how far are the mother and her child prepared to go to survive? One final lie separates Chloe from a bright future. Is there any dignity left in her? Written by Nick Riganas

Details (General)

  • AKA (Also Known As)

    Το τελευταίο ψέμμα (Greece)
    A Matter of Dignity (World-wide, English title)
    A Matter of Dignity (United Kingdom)
    Fin de crédit (France)
    Ostatnie klamstwo (Poland)

  • Company

    Finos Film

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  • Details (Technical)

  • Color

    Black and White

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  • Awards

    Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 nomination.