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Born of Fire (1987)

A musician searches for the Master Flautist, a supernatural creature who is planning to blow up the world.



(screenplay) (as Raficq Abdulla), (story)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Bergson
The Woman
Stefan Kalipha ...
Oh-Tee ...
Master Musician
Nabil Shaban ...
The Silent One
Jean Ainslie ...
Peter Penry-Jones ...
The Manager
Morris Perry ...
The Director
Richard Bebb ...
Ziya Derien ...
Tamer Eshel ...
Ismet Arasan ...
Cemal Uzunoglu ...
Guner Gulbahar ...
Asaf Erguner ...


A musician searches for the Master Flautist, a supernatural creature who is planning to blow up the world.

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Release Date:

April 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Macht des Feuers  »

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1.85 : 1
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[first lines]
The Woman: Do you have any tickets left, please?
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Flute Sonata
Music by Francis Poulenc
Played by James Galway
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Amateur hour at the surrealist factory
23 March 2010 | by (London) – See all my reviews

First the good ... The landscapes and architecture in the film are absolutely beautiful which makes it all the sadder that nothing was made of them This folly ( of the uninteresting kind ) plays out like a flat episode of 1980s Doctor Who ... Peter Firth does his best with what he has to work with, but with a director that obviously hasn't got a clue he isn't able to salvage anything. The story and script may well have come from a really interesting source but the writing and assembly is completely incompetent Somebody mentioned that it could be played and appreciated silent ... I think they are right ... It would be more worthwhile silent as it would seem like there was a possibility of something good going one here Oh and the lead actress ... Well ... It seems like she may have just stepped out of "Acting for television - 1 " ... Abysmal The little man however was fabulous

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