"Synikia to oneiro" is a really touching and moving film. Being the second film of Alekos Alexandrakis, one the most talented greek artists of the 60s, it manages to depict the real side of poverty in the poorest suburbs of the greek capital in a raw and original way. Alexandrakis himself is surely one of the most significant artistic personalities of his time. He has clearly been influenced by the neo-realistic move of Italy during the 50s and his film bears resemblance to the works of Vittorio De Sica. Himself and Manos Katrakis give out truly stunning performances and the music tracks composed by Mikis Thodorakis and sung by Grigoris Mpithikotsis have now reached a classic status. The movie was heavily cencored and banned during the 60s because of its depiction of the suburban sociatyand was never distributed in foreign countries, thus bereaving the director from world-wide fame and destroying him economically.