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Pascali's Island (1988)

 -  Drama  -  August 1988 (USA)
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1908: Pascali, a spy for the Sultan, sends reports to Istanbul that nobody reads. His suspicions are roused when a British archeologist appears, who may not be quite what he seems.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Basil Pascali
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Anthony Bowles
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Mardosian
George Murcell ...
Herr Gesing
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Lydia Neuman
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Pasha
Stefan Gryff ...
Izzet Effendi
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Pariente
Sheila Allen ...
Mrs. Marchant
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Dr. Hogan
Danielle Allen ...
Mrs. Hogan
Nick Burnell ...
Chaudan
Giorgos Oikonomou ...
Greek Rebel
Alistair Campbell ...
Captain
Ali Abatsis ...
Boy in Bath
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1908: Pascali, a spy for the Sultan, sends reports to Istanbul that nobody reads. His suspicions are roused when a British archeologist appears, who may not be quite what he seems. Written by Cleo <frede005@maroon.tc.umn.edu>

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Drama

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August 1988 (USA)  »

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$1,500,000 (USA)
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Prituri se Planinata - The mountain crumbles
Traditional chant from Thrace folklore region in Bulgaria
Arranged by Loek Dikker
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Does your life have meaning?
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Pascali's Island takes place in 1908 on a Greek Island still in the possession of the decaying Ottoman Empire. This movie gave a very strong sense of place and time. It concerns three principal characters; Basil Pascali(Kingsley)--a spy for the Sultan, an English adventurer/swindler(Dance), and an artistic free-spirit(Mirren). In the end it is the story of three middle-aged people who had led lives of disappointment thus far. In the film their lives become intertwined at a critical moment for all of them. Although the film is small in scope the historical period of impending change in which it takes place underscores the longing in each of the characters to find more purpose in their lives. The story is built around Pascali's dilemma: Does he remain faithful to the Sultan who has been the center of his life so far, but who has never even acknowledged him, or does he take a chance with two people who he has come to care for, but cannot trust? The subtle but rich way in which Ben Kingsley portrays Pascali in his dilemma is very moving. Lastly, the music and over all mood created for this multi-layered and thoughtful film are perfect.


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