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The Stone Merchant (2006)
"Il mercante di pietre" (original title)

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A thesis picture: is Western Europe turning a blind eye to the dangers of Islamic fundamentalism? Professor Alceo Bandini believes so. He writes and lectures to a few students at a Roman ... See full summary »

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The Merchant
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Alceo (as Jordi Molla)
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Shahid
Paco Reconti ...
Valerio Vergotto
Bruno Bilotta ...
Libero
Lucilla Agosti ...
Lydia
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1st Egyptian (as Dhaffer Labidine)
Eddy Lemare ...
2nd Egyptian
Federica Martinelli ...
Rita
Eleonora Martinelli ...
The Merchant Assistant
Riccardo Forte ...
Doc. Casellato
Alena Ivanov ...
Russian Woman
Maria Grazia Adamo ...
Female Student
Jonis Bashir ...
1st Somali
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A thesis picture: is Western Europe turning a blind eye to the dangers of Islamic fundamentalism? Professor Alceo Bandini believes so. He writes and lectures to a few students at a Roman university; he's also a victim of a terrorist attack in Kenya where he lost both legs. On a short holiday in Cappadoccia with his wife Leda, they meet Shahid, an enigmatic cleric, and Ludovico Vicedomini, a forceful gem merchant. Back in Rome, Ludovico attempts the seduction of Leda while Alceo is suspicious of his new acquaintances' politics. The police counter-terrorists discount Alceo's fears: he's paranoid and jealous, they believe. What is going on? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Big budget, horrible film
27 October 2006 | by (Bologna, Italy) – See all my reviews

Many complain that Italian cinema isn't doing well because it lacks the budget, this is an example of a mess of a movie done with a lot of money. Renzo Martinelli has shot decent films in the past, but this is a big letdown, except for a few high points. The beginning, for instance is very powerful and Harvey Keitel is always quite effective.

The movie has been harshly debated for its controversial, conservative point of view on terrorism. But the screenplay is so bad that its stances cannot really be taken seriously. To make a political statement there are more subtle ways than make a character hold a university lesson (in front of very few students. a metaphor?). Also director Renzo Martinelli here shows he hasn't got (yet?) the hand for action scenes. Few and quite bad, here.


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