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
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Nikotris - Ramses XII's Wife
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Kama - Priestess of Astharte (as Barbara Bryl)
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Sarah - Jewish Girl
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Hebron - Tutmosis' Girl
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Herhor - High-Priest of Amon
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Pentuer - Egyptian Prophet
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Mephres - High Priest
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Béroès - Chaldean Prophet
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Priest of Seth
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Hiram - Phenician Prince
Andrzej Girtler ...
Ramses XII
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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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"Pharaoh" (1897), the novel adapted by the film, was one of of only four novels written by Boleslaw Prus. It is also the only historical novel among them. Prus had spend much of his literary career criticizing the entire genre of historical fiction, arguing that it distorts the historic reality. He was eventually convinced, however, that the genre has its merits and decided to try writing his own historical novel. See more »

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To the comments above - it's not an allegory of Catholic Church
30 December 2007 | by (Poland) – See all my reviews

It is a tale about power and politics and it is close to the Greek tragedy where there is no right choice. It is about Religion and about State - but there are no references to the history of Poland and the particular relation of Catholic Church and the Polish State. Please do not force it into a shape that it does not fit at all.

And by the way the characterization of the priests as corrupt is a misunderstanding - this is only how the immature and rather shortsighted main character sees them.

I have seen that film many times, since it is replayed quite often by the public TV here, I loved it's style since the first time - but I regarded it as a rather boring. It's only recently that I've found interest in it's main subject and that changed my attitude.


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