Windfall in Athens

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Windfall in Athens
Directed by Michael Cacoyannis
Written by Michael Cacoyannis
Starring Ellie Lambeti
Cinematography Alevise Orfanelli
Release date
  • 1954 (1954)
Running time
95 minutes
Country Greece
Language Greek

Windfall in Athens (Greek: Kyriakatiko xypnima, Greek: Κυριακάτικο Ξύπνημα) is a 1954 Greek comedy film directed by Michael Cacoyannis. It was entered into the 1954 Cannes Film Festival.[1]


Mina, a beautiful, care-free salesgirl for a milliner's shop, is robbed by two urchins while she is enjoying a Sunday morning swim. The lottery ticket she had in her purse ends up being bought by a charming, penniless young musician, and eventually wins the lottery. The two engage in a legal battle for the lottery money, but end up falling in love.



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Windfall in Athens". Retrieved 2009-01-25. 

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