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Pharaoh (1966)

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

Director:

Jerzy Kawalerowicz

Writers:

Boleslaw Prus (novel), Tadeusz Konwicki (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerzy Zelnik ... Ramses XIII / Lycon
Wieslawa Mazurkiewicz ... Nikotris - Ramses XII's Wife
Barbara Brylska ... Kama - Priestess of Astharte (as Barbara Bryl)
Krystyna Mikolajewska ... Sarah - Jewish Girl
Ewa Krzyzewska ... Hebron - Tutmosis' Girl
Piotr Pawlowski ... Herhor - High-Priest of Amon
Leszek Herdegen ... Pentuer - Egyptian Prophet
Stanislaw Milski ... Mephres - High Priest
Kazimierz Opalinski ... Béroès - Chaldean Prophet
Mieczyslaw Voit ... Priest of Seth
Alfred Lodzinski ... Hiram - Phenician Prince
Andrzej Girtler ... Ramses XII
Emir Buczacki ... Tutmosis - Ramses XIII's Friend (as Jerzy Buczacki)
Józef Czerniawski Józef Czerniawski ... Mentesufis - Priest of Amon
Edward Raczkowski ... 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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The novel "Pharaoh" (1897) was reportedly a favorite of Joseph Stalin and helped shape his own views on the historic past. Several elements of the novel also influenced director Sergei Eisenstein, who incorporated them into his film "Ivan the Terrible" (1944, 1958). See more »

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Slow and stately beautifully rendered exposition of the dissolution of a dynasty
2 April 2002 | by ccmiller1492See all my reviews

This film is a lovingly rendered meditation on the dissolution of an ancient dynasty. The slow and stately pace matches centuries of the oppressive weight of ossified tradition bearing down on a dying culture, symbolized by the dead stone colossi and gargantuan architecture. There are moments of great beauty realized in its passing, such as the lovely sequence of fowling from a punt in the marshes, and the opening scene of divination on the battlefield by means of observing the movements of the sacred scarab dung beetles. Without a doubt, the most convincing depiction of those fascinating past people to date on the screen


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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

11 March 1966 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Фараон See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Zespól Filmowy "Kadr" See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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