Director Michael Cacoyannis creates a cynical portrait of Greek upper class life with A Matter of Dignity, a powerful film that follows one woman’s struggle to escape the dishonesty and conceit of her family.
Chloe (Ellie Lambetti) is the beautiful daughter of a distinguished Athenian industrialist (George Pappas) who finds himself drowning under a sea of debt. The family, proud of their prominent social position, struggles to maintain a facade of wealth to little avail. With bankruptcy imminent, their only hope is for Chloe to accept a marriage proposal from a Greek-American millionaire despite her love for another man. Torn between passion and duty, Chloe must choose her destiny.