Aliki Vougiouklaki sings the song Eho ena mistiko, which means “I have a Secret”.
Eho ena mistiko is a Greek song composed by Manos Hadjidakis, for the movie “To ksilo vgike apo ton paradeiso” ( Slapping came from Heaven).
It is the song trademark of Aliki Vougiouklaki, one of the most playful and tender songs ever heard in the Greek movies. “To ksilo vgike apo ton paradeiso” was a quite a cute film, amusing and engaging. Good social comment on the times in Greece in the late 50s.
The Vougiouklaki/Papamichael success story had its beginnings here and was an example of a film romance that led to a real life one. The film topic concerns the “taboo” romantic relationships between senior high school students and their teachers.
Vougiouklaki gives a suitable interpretation as the love-struck high school student infatuated with her teacher (Papamichael). And when she sings Eho ena mistiko the hearts of the viewers also feel her love for her teacher. At the time both the song and the couple Vougiouklaki – Papamichael were synonymous to love and passion.
Hadjidakis showed everyone once more that he can composer somewhat “lighter” music for the movies and capture the hearts of his fans. Eho ena mistiko is still one of the most beloved Greek songs.