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The Disputation (1986)

TV Movie  |  Drama, History  |  21 December 1986 (USA)
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King James of Aragon
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According to Christopher Lee, not only was this film never properly announced by the press, it was also wrongly trailed by a repeat sign when first aired on Channel 4. This could explain why it was virtually ignored by critics throughout. See more »

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Rabbi Moses: When the lion invites the mouse to a disputation, your majesty, the mouse, however fond he may be of arguing, would do well to avoid the disputation if he can; for the poor mouse does not know which to fear most: losing the argument or winning it.
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Showing how the deck is stacked
5 April 2004 | by (Columbia MD) – See all my reviews

Christopher Lee's performance as the King of Aragon, whose fairness and basic decency overcome his piety, is the standout here. At the request of the Catholic establishment, he sets up a "disputation" (public debate) between the leader of the local Jewish community and a Jewish convert now esteemed as a brilliant clergyman. The Jewish leader sees all too well that even (or especially) if he wins, he'll lose, but the King pushes him with well-meant promises to do the right thing. The King finds to his sorrow that the consequences are not entirely within his control. It's unfortunate that the veteran Lee has rarely had such occasion to demonstrate his very real talent.


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