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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

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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August 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die vergessene Insel  »

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$1,500,000 (USA)
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A great movie having deep historical and psychological references...
20 January 2003 | by (Istanbul, Turkey) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie with a great pleasure. In fact, as a Turk, I didn't feel degraded or insulted even though the Turkish pasha and other Turkish characters are presented as a narrow-minded members of a decayed political system. Because, it was not totally wrong.

Ottoman Empire, named as sick-man by European politicians, was just a few step away from death. During that time, it was fighting in several fronts, trying to deal with threats against him, but no luck, death was inevitable. Pascali's loyalty worth appreciation, but as the movie showed us, there was no such an authority to honor him.

This is a great historical movie having perfect psychological and historical references, and every single person who enrolled must be appreciated...


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