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Simon Magus (1999)

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Simon is an outcast from his Jewish community because he claims that the devil talks to him and he has the ability to put curses on crops. When Dovid asks the 'Squire' to sell him some land... See full summary »

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Simon
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Dovid Bendel
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Maximillian Hase
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Leah
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Sarah
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Count Albrecht, the Squire
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Sirius / Boris / The Devil
Terence Rigby ...
Bratislav
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Buchholz
Jim Dunk ...
Saul
Ursula Jones ...
Rebecca
Cyril Shaps ...
Chaim
David de Keyser ...
Rabbi
Ken Dury ...
Priest
Tom Fisher ...
Thomas
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Simon is an outcast from his Jewish community because he claims that the devil talks to him and he has the ability to put curses on crops. When Dovid asks the 'Squire' to sell him some land so he can build a railway station, a ruthless businessman from the neighbouring gentile community uses Simon to find out who wants to buy the land so he can 'persuade' him otherwise. Written by Rob Hartill

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11 February 2000 (Italy)  »

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A sátán mágusa  »

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$5,307 (USA) (9 March 2001)

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$38,214 (USA) (20 July 2001)
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Final cinema film of Jean Anderson. See more »

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[Hase is watching Simon shoveling food into his mouth]
Maximillian Hase: No, don't go, Buchholz, stay and watch Simon eat. It's... interesting.
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Piano Quintet In G Minor, Op 57: IV. Intermezzo: Lento
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Wonderful, underappreciated film
27 January 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

This is the sort of film a mature, healthy British film industry needs to produce if it is to be remembered for anything more than gangster movies and low brow comedies. I don't know anything about producer-writer Ben Hopkins, but he's clearly an outstanding talent. The story is a simple and almost predictable one, but the world in which it takes place--Silesia, 1890, perhaps? --is one we aren't used to seeing on film. I'm not doing the film sufficient justice by describing it as a Jewish folk tale told in the best traditions of Hammer films, but Nicholas Knowland's magnificent cinematography is reminiscent of Bray's best efforts. Noah Taylor is superb in the title role and is ably supported by a host of fine television actors. Strongly recommended.


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