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The Council of Egypt (2002)

Il consiglio d'Egitto (original title)
| Drama | 2002 (Italy)
In 1782, following a sea-storm, the Moroccan ambassador's ship is shipwrecked against the coasts of Sicily. As the diplomat does not speak a word of Italian, Fra Giuseppe Vela, a Maltese ... See full summary »

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(novel), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Don Giuseppe Vella
Tommaso Ragno ...
Francesco Paolo Di Blasi
Renato Carpentieri ...
Monsignor Airoldi
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Countess of Regalpetra
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Narrator (voice)
Yann Collette ...
Judge Grassellini
Antonio Catania ...
Saverio Zarbo
Leopoldo Trieste ...
Padre Salvatore
Enzo Vetrano ...
Meli
Guido Cerniglia ...
Marchese di Geraci
Ubaldo Lo Presti ...
Principe di Trabia
Aurora Quattrocchi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Manfredi Aliquo ...
Duca di Caccamo
Salvatore Buttà ...
Ambasciatore
Claudio De Davide ...
Giudice Artale
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In 1782, following a sea-storm, the Moroccan ambassador's ship is shipwrecked against the coasts of Sicily. As the diplomat does not speak a word of Italian, Fra Giuseppe Vela, a Maltese brother, is requested to watch over him and to serve as an interpreter for him. To tell the truth the monk knows only a few words of Arabic, which does not trouble him in the least. Quite the contrary actually: the sly-boots is determined to make the most of the situation... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Az egyiptomi tanács  »

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Weird movie
26 August 2002 | by (Ottawa, Ontario) – See all my reviews

I saw Il Consiglio d'Egitto at the Montreal Film Festival, where it was in the official competition. The fact that this movie was even in the competition puzzles me (and I'm sure it puzzled many others since a lot of people left before the end). A little over two hours, the movie shifts from one plot to the other. The first plot is actually quite interesting and funny but then it is quickly resolved and we are projected into a second, less interesting plot. There might have been a third plot coming, but I left before falling asleep.


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