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25/01/2012

Film Director Killed In Accident

An award- winning Greek film director has died after being hit by a motorcycle.
Theddoros Angeloppolous had started shooting a new film about the effect of the current economic crisis on Greeks. He was crossing a road, near the port of Piraeus, when the motorcycle hit him.
The 76-year-old director later died in hospital from head injuries.
He won the top prize at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival - the Palme d'Or - for his film Eternity and a Day.
Many of his other films - including Ulysses's Gaze and The Travelling Players - also received awards and high critical praise.
(LB)
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