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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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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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Storyline

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

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Drama

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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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Trivia

Boleslaw Prus, the author of "Pharaoh", was a supporter of Positivism, a socio-cultural movement favoring reason over emotion, and progressiveness over tradition. Polish Positivists supported the gaining of equal rights for peasants and women, and viewed society as a "social organism". Some of his ideas derived from the works of philosopher Herbert Spencer. Prus' political beliefs influenced his works, and therefore "Pharaoh" is considered a deeply political work. See more »

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Very interesting movie.
17 June 2002 | by ania2001See all my reviews

Interesting movie. Beautiful costumes and sites. The costumes look very much original. Should be longer: 6 to 12 hours. Worth having it in your own DVD library, if you like history movies. This particular edition has only English dubbed version; I wish that it had the original Polish version as well.


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