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The Magus (1968)

PG  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Mystery  |  10 December 1968 (USA)
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A teacher on a Greek island becomes involved in bizarre mind-games with the island's magus (magician) and a beautiful young woman.

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Paul Stassino ...
Meli
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Anton
Takis Emmanuel ...
Kapetan
George Pastell ...
Andreas
Danièle Noël ...
Soula
Jerome Willis ...
German Officer
Ethel Farrugia ...
Maria
Andreas Malandrinos ...
Goatherd
George Kafkaris ...
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Anthony Newlands ...
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Stack Constantino ...
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An English teacher arrives on a sleepy Greek island to take up a vacant teaching post. The last man to hold the post committed suicide under mysterious circumstances. Slowly but surely, he is drawn into a bizarre game engineered by a reclusive local magician. The deeper into the game he is drawn, the more he senses danger... yet cannot seem to untangle himself from the fascinating and compelling influence that the game is having on his mind. Written by Jonathon Dabell <barnabyrudge@hotmail.com>

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Anne: You're running away. That's all it is.
Nicholas Urfe: Look, in this country I am the typical nowhere man - belonging nowhere, going nowhere and wanted nowhere.
Anne: Oh, Nicko, this is life, not an existentialist novel.
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Bad score, nice view
17 July 2003 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

As other commentators I didn't quite know whether to expect the worst movie ever or an undiscovered pearl. Well, it is neither. For lovers of the novel, I feel the film is quite adequate and interesting. Hard to imagine how the film impressions someone who hasn't read the book. In my mind this could have been an excellent film, but for two aspects: the score is awful (especially in the mountain climbing sequence with Anne); the final "trial" is totally botched, filmed as a dream-sequence instead of reality, as it should be, and featuring a ridiculous robot. I wish I could do a re-make.


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