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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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While Boleslaw Prus, the author of "Pharaoh", wrote only a few novels, he is considered one of the best novelists of his times. Fellow writer Joseph Conrad was a fan of his work and considered him a better writer than Charles Dickens. See more »

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fascinating
31 August 2015 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

a subtle, bitter, cruel, cold story about the power. admirable adaptation of one of the important Polish novels of XIX century. and support of reflection about force of decisions and the value of good intentions. short, a great fascinating work. who impress not only for acting or costumes, fights and tension but for the realistic rebuild of an Egypt who becomes more than historical lesson. its grace, its terrible force of image and dialog, the new sense of a language who is perfect cloth for the story are virtues of a film who remains, almost half century, fascinating. and useful for understand history as a strange vehicle.


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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:

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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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