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Pharaoh (1966)

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

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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
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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 ...
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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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11 March 1966 (Poland)  »

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2.35 : 1
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The Warsaw River Shipyard built an Egyptian barge according to drawings from 4,000 years ago, just to add realism to a short scene with Nikotris, wife of Ramses XII. See more »

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Wigs, sand, embalmed, wars and a total boredom
31 July 2006 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

I never liked this endlessly boring epic. Many times I tried to sit through this long work of Mr. Kawalerowicz, and was always deeply disappointed. This excellent film director shines in his recent master work Quo Vadis? but here in his early attempt he mostly drowned us in deadly slow and painfully dull description of the Ramses XIII's struggle against the church clergy. It seems that the film was attempted to be a grand picture, but even the battle scene and the episode of the old pharaoh's embalmed are so slow, so melancholic as if the whole film crew got sun burnt in the Egyptian sands. Other hilarious moments include the impossibly funny wigs that divert all the attention from the play, the poor performance of the main hero and the ruthlessly long dialogs between the clergy members. If you want a film that will make you feel sleepy, go for it!


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