The Stone Council (2006)
"Le concile de pierre" (original title)

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In France, the single translator Diane Siprien adopts an Asian baby named Liu-San in a foundation directed by Sybille Weber. Years later, a weird mark appears on the boy's chest and Diane ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Siprien
Sybille Weber
Serguei Makov
Nicolas Thau ...
L'inspecteur Frank Neves
Nicolas Jouhet ...
L'inspecteur Langlois
Peter Bonke ...
Le docteur Vonkel
Tubtchine Bayaertu ...
Barsak Thalik
Laurent Grévill ...
Jerzy Rogulski ...
Le professeur Bruner
Yoshi Oida ...
Nikolai Boldaev ...
Ayrag (as Nicolaï Boldaev)
Simona Maicanescu ...
La directrice de l'orphelinat


In France, the single translator Diane Siprien adopts an Asian baby named Liu-San in a foundation directed by Sybille Weber. Years later, a weird mark appears on the boy's chest and Diane and Liu share their dreadful nightmares. Diane is assigned for a three-day job in German and she leaves Liu with her friend Sybille. However, while going to the airport, Diane finds Liu hidden in the backseat and startles with an eagle flying toward the windshield, crashing her car. Liu falls into a coma and his digital recorder records the boy speaking in an unknown dialect. When Diane searches the translation and the origins of Liu, she is surrounded by mysterious murders. She discovers that the dialect is from the mystic Mongolian Tseven tribe and that Liu is a powerful Observer; further, he is in danger, threatened by sorcerers that need the boy for their Council of the Stone. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

15 November 2006 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A sziklatanács titka  »

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€22,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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tortuously slow,but strangely compelling
19 March 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

for many people who see this film,there may be the temptation to compare it to Rosemary's Baby,which could be valid.both film move tortuously slow,and have similar subject matter.yet for me,the comparison ends there.i found Rosemary's Baby to have almost no merit, whereas Le council de pierre has some compelling moments,,and some decent characters.i would actually say it compares more favourably with The Omen(1976)although i don't think it is any where near as good as that classic film.Monica Belluci and Catherine Deneuve are the main draws.anyway,as i said this movie is very slow, and some people might not be able to get to the end without giving up.for those that can get through it,whether it's worth it in the is really up to the individual.for me,Le council de pierre AKA The Stone Council is a 5/10

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