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The Stone Council (2006)

Le concile de pierre (original title)
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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not too bad for a Grangé adaptation.
23 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

first, i'm not sure those who commented previously (and badly) on this film have seen other Jean-Christophe Grangé's adaptations - if you had, you'd admit LE CONCILE DE PIERRE is by far the best. Grangé's books - besides sucking - are hard to adapt, caus way too dense and not cinematographic; that's why directors/writers usually take lots of liberties w/th the storyline, turning it into a big farce w/th a grandguignolesque denouement (remember LES RIVIERES POURPRES and L'EMPIRE DES LOUPS?). knowing that, i expected the worse, but was pleasantly surprised. Guillaume Nicloux managed to keep his own distinctive style, creating a sticky, haunting atmosphere. now about Monica Bellucci... she's good, period. yes, she moans, cries, looks sad/lost, but damn, she's credible. it's totally refreshing to see her in a different role. as for Catherine Deneuve's being over the top, i never thought she was that much of a good actress, so no comment. rest of the cast was OK, and it's nice to see Moritz Bleibtreu in a french film.

so basically don't expect too much from this movie and (maybe) you'll be pleasantly surprised.

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