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Faraon (1966)

 -  Drama  -  11 March 1966 (Poland)
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Young Pharaoh Ramses XIII clashes with Egypt's clergy over influence on the affairs of the state and its coffers.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerzy Zelnik ...
Ramses XIII / Lycon
Wieslawa Mazurkiewicz ...
Nikotris - Ramses XII's Wife
Barbara Brylska ...
Kama - Priestess of Astharte (as Barbara Bryl)
Krystyna Mikolajewska ...
Sarah - Jewish Girl
Ewa Krzyzewska ...
Hebron - Tutmosis' Girl
Piotr Pawlowski ...
Herhor - High-Priest of Amon
Leszek Herdegen ...
Pentuer - Egyptian Prophet
Stanislaw Milski ...
Mephres - High Priest
Kazimierz Opalinski ...
Béroès - Chaldean Prophet
Mieczyslaw Voit ...
Priest of Seth
Alfred Lodzinski ...
Hiram - Phenician Prince
Andrzej Girtler ...
Ramses XII
Emir Buczacki ...
Tutmosis - Ramses XIII's Friend (as Jerzy Buczacki)
Józef Czerniawski ...
Mentesufis - Priest of Amon
Edward Raczkowski ...


Young Pharaoh Ramses XIII clashes with Egypt's clergy over influence on the affairs of the state and its coffers.

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In 1967, the Polish film magazine FILM awarded the Golden Duck for Best Film of 1966 to Faraon. See more »

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Dig those wigs!
22 April 2003 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

FARAON, aka PHARAOH, is about a power struggle between Rameses XIII, heir to the throne of an impoverished Egypt, and the temple priests, who are hoarding a vast treasury of gold (tribute to their gods). The film lacks the grand spectacle of Cecil B. DeMille, which is to say that it's probably a much more accurate depiction of ancient Egypt than the Hollywood versions you're used to seeing. Lots of political intrigue, several good battle scenes, and some really wild wigs! The liner notes to the DVD say that this was the most important film in the career of director Jerzy Kawalerowicz.

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