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Il mercante di pietre (2006)

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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
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Valerio Vergotto
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Libero
Lucilla Agosti ...
Lydia
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1st Egyptian (as Dhaffer Labidine)
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2nd Egyptian
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Rita
Eleonora Martinelli ...
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Doc. Casellato
Alena Ivanov ...
Russian Woman
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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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A solid thriller
26 June 2011 | by (Williamsville, New York) – See all my reviews

Don't let the politically-correct crybabies discourage you from watching, or buying this movie. It is a good contemporary thriller and deserves to been seen.

The acting level is generally high, but what would you expect from F. Murray Abraham and Harvey Keitel, who are convincing in their challenging roles. The drama, however, turns on the tour de force performance of Jane March. How many actresses can maintain audience empathy while stepping out on a crippled husband? And how many of those are breathtakingly beautiful?

This is an exotic thriller with strong performances. Give it a try.

To the DVD producers: Please add subtitles.


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