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F. Murray Abraham,
Very good retelling of the Samson and Delilah Story except the leads could have been physically cast better!
I just viewed this Brazilian miniseries version dubbed in Spanish on Mundofox network. Pavao and Lisboa turned in fine performances as did most of the cast. Physically speaking four of the other women in the show were better looking than the Mel Lisboa who played Delilah.The actress who played Delilah's friend Jana played by Luli Miller resembles Keira Knightley and Natalie Portman she was way better looking than Miss Lisboa.The actress Thais Fersoza who played the Jewish Danite Samarra was also better looking as were the two women who played Samson's first wife and Delilah's chief courtesan rival.The actor who played the sociopath commandant of the Philistines did a great job but I think he would have been better playing Goliath with special affects in a King David miniseries or movie.He looked like a Brazilian version of American actor Ron Perlman of Hellboy,Beauty and the Beast,Sons of Anarchy and Blade fame.
The man playing the Suran (the Ruler of the Philistines) turned in a good performance but once again against physical type. The Philistine males were considered a tall people.They were a foot taller than people from the surrounding and neighboring nations such as the Egyptians.The gentleman who played the Ruler was a short little guy.As for Pavao's Samson not a bad looking man but he just wasn't muscular enough but still better cast than a Black British actor in the History Channel miniseries the Bible.The sets and scenery were good. Could have followed a little more detail on the Philistine military costumes the men in this story did not wear the plumed helmets.The Cecil B.DeMille and a few versions followed historical detail with the Philistine military wearing the plumed headdresses.The women's costumes were quite good for the Philistine women.They wore Canaanite dress which is fine because the Philistine men had intermarried with Canaanite women and the Philistine males who were originally from Aegean Greek Islands spoke a Greek dialect originally but when they intermarried with the Canaanite women they too adapted the Canaanite language and incorporated some of the Canaanite pantheon of Gods into the Philistine religion.I appreciated that the sex scenes in this version were toned down unlike Ted Turner's version of the 1990's with Eric Thal and Elizabeth Hurley which was also a decent version.I hope this version is out on video with English subtitles because it is a great addition to any Bible film lover's collection.If you speak Spanish,Portuguese or Brazilian this version will not bore you it is like a soap opera and it is a must see miniseries.
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