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
Leszek Herdegen ...
Pentuer - Egyptian Prophet
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Mephres - High Priest
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Béroès - Chaldean Prophet
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Priest of Seth
Alfred Lodzinski ...
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 ...
Dagon
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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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Several of the desert scenes in the film were filmed in the Kyzylkum Desert of the Soviet Union. The film crew spend about five months there, struggling with the harsh conditions of the desert. 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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