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The Favorite (1989)

R  |   |  Adventure  |  9 August 1989 (France)
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At the dawn of the 19th century, a young French woman is kidnapped and forced into a sultan's harem in Turkey. Fiercely independent, she resists, but must make choices in order to survive. ... See full summary »

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Abdul Hamid
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Sineperver
Amber O'Shea ...
Aimée Dubucq de Rivéry
James Michael Gregary ...
Selim
Ron Dortch ...
Tulip
Laurent Le Doyen ...
Sebastiani
Jonathan Vuille ...
Young Mahmud
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Adult Mahmud
Glenn Scarpelli ...
Mustafa
Andréa Parisy ...
Mirishah
Gérard Touroul ...
Priest
Tom McGreevey ...
Uncle (as Thomas McGreevey)
Celeste Simpson-Boyd ...
Zinah
Robere Kazadi ...
Orchid
Garth Wilton ...
British Consul
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At the dawn of the 19th century, a young French woman is kidnapped and forced into a sultan's harem in Turkey. Fiercely independent, she resists, but must make choices in order to survive. She begins to influence the sultan toward more fair manners of solving his conflicts, but finds herself at odds with another of his wives, who wants her son Mustafa to become the new sultan. As the years pass, she must deal with the new sultan's advances while protecting her adopted son Mahmud, and helping the Sultanate against the Russians who have modern weapons. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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He stole her innocence. She stole his heart....and his empire.

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Amber O'Shea is Captivating
1 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The acting is not so good. There is little action, but the it is a fantastic, yet true, story and Amber O'Shea is a knock out in this film. There is brief nudity. Amber's costumes reveal her chest in see through fabric and one of the slave girls is topless.

Story takes place at the end of the 19th century. A French girl is kidnapped and sold into slavery. There is lots of dressing and partial undressing of Amber and plenty of romance and love - Stockholm Syndrome style. It's one of those B movies that would probably be unimpressive if not for a couple of impressive elements that are perhaps only special to the viewer. Poor acting. Poor directing. Poor action. Not even any sex... Yet it is a touching little movie.


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