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Young Pharaoh Ramses XIII clashes with Egypt's clergy over influence on the affairs of the state and its coffers.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ramses XIII / Lycon
... Nikotris - Ramses XII's Wife
... Kama - Priestess of Astharte (as Barbara Bryl)
... Sarah - Jewish Girl
... Hebron - Tutmosis' Girl
... Herhor - High-Priest of Amon
... Pentuer - Egyptian Prophet
... Mephres - High Priest
... Béroès - Chaldean Prophet
... Priest of Seth
... Hiram - Phenician Prince
... Ramses XII
... Tutmosis - Ramses XIII's Friend (as Jerzy Buczacki)
Józef Czerniawski ... Mentesufis - Priest of Amon
... Dagon
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Young Pharaoh Ramses XIII clashes with Egypt's clergy over influence on the affairs of the state and its coffers.

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11 March 1966 (Poland)  »

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To the comments above - it's not an allegory of Catholic Church
30 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

It is a tale about power and politics and it is close to the Greek tragedy where there is no right choice. It is about Religion and about State - but there are no references to the history of Poland and the particular relation of Catholic Church and the Polish State. Please do not force it into a shape that it does not fit at all.

And by the way the characterization of the priests as corrupt is a misunderstanding - this is only how the immature and rather shortsighted main character sees them.

I have seen that film many times, since it is replayed quite often by the public TV here, I loved it's style since the first time - but I regarded it as a rather boring. It's only recently that I've found interest in it's main subject and that changed my attitude.


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