Never On Sunday


Rififi director Jules Dassin wrote, directed and starred in this Greece-set rom-com but finds timing jokes a lot tougher than staging heists. He's Homer, an American amateur philosopher visiting the land of Aristotle et al to discover "the truth" when he decides to rescue chirpy whore Ilya (Melina Mercouri) from herself. The glib eat-drink-and-be-merry message is coupled with the suggestion that being a hooker is ace. Makes Pretty Woman look like Requiem For A Dream.

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