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Istoria mias kalpikis liras AKA The Counterfeit Coin (1955) FotW #316

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Istoria mias kalpikis liras AKA The Counterfeit Coin (1955) FotW #316

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Film of the Week #316: Istoria mias kalpikis liras AKA The Counterfeit Coin (1955)

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Pivoting around a shiny counterfeit gold sovereign freshly milled from the clandestine workshop of an otherwise honest goldsmith, four brief vignettes of human imperfection; seduction; fate; desire, and devotion inextricably interweave.

#620 on 1000<400, with 119 checks.
Nominated by 72aicm, Minkin, and xianjiro.
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#620(⇧478, #1098) Istoria mias kalpikis liras (1955)
[The Counterfeit Coin]

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Directed by: Yorgos Javellas
(225.02 Pts, 6 Votes) , Top 1–10–50: 0–0–2
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Nice! It's been a while since I've seen it though.
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The film starts out well. The narration can get a little tiring. I wasn't a fan of the pacing. The first story seemed too long for me and there are plenty of ways to easily dispose of a coin without getting caught which makes the length of the first story even more painful to watch as you realize how stupid some of these characters are. I would have liked a bunch of the earlier characters to have more personality because I felt they were either paper thin or caricatures.
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An 8.6 on IMDb? Blame the counterfeit mafia.

In glorious black and white and GOLD! While I found it enjoyable, it was really meant to be pretty light and leisurely. Can't quite say funny, but lighthearted, even when some of the stories dripped pathos. Ignore the inflated rating, the story is a bit better than average. The acting and design are fine though I did notice a boom mic shadow. Just not sure I want to go as high as an eight, so I'll give it 7 stars.
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