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Giannis Dalianidis (Greek: Γιάννης Δαλιανίδης; 31 December 1923 – 16 October 2010[1][2]) was a Greek film director.

His first film was Mousitsa, released in 1959, which was followed by a series of musicals.[2] Between 1974 and 1981, he produced the television series Luna Park.[2] In 2002, he was dubbed a "national film hero" at the International Thessaloniki Film Festival.[2]


Giannis Dalianidis was born in Thessaloniki on 31 December 1923. He started his career as a dancer under the nickname Giannis Dal. Since 1958, he has worked in cinema, initially as a screenwriter and after as a director. In 1959 he directed his first film, Mousitsa and sometime later Laos kai Kolonaki.[3]

In 1961 he started to cooperate with the Finos Films the most successful Greek film production company. He directed such films as The Downhill, Liar Wanted, and Gorgones ke Manges, among others. Dalianidis mainly excelled in musical films. This genre, in Greece, is today closely related with Dalianidis. He has directed over 70 films and 10 television series.[3]

Selected filmography

The Downhill (1961)
Liar Wanted (1961)
Nomos 4000 (1962)
O atsidas (1962)
Merikoi to protimoun kryo (1962)
Iligos (1963)
Kati na Kaiei (1964)
I chartopaichtra (1964)
Teddy Boy agapi mou (1965)
Istoria mias zois (1965)
Kiss the Girls (1965)
Fonazei o kleftis (1965)
Gorgones ke Manges (1968)
Gymnoi sto dromo (1969)
O katergaris (1971)
Marijuana Stop! (1971)
Erastes tou oneirou (1974)


Πέθανε ο Γιάννης Δαλιανίδης (in Greek). Eleftherotypia. Retrieved 16 October 2010.
"Director Yannis Dalianides dies". Athens News. Archived from the original on 6 March 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2010.
"Γιάννης Δαλιανίδης: λαός και...Κολωνάκι". in.gr. Retrieved 12 June 2015.

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