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The Magus ()


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A teacher on a Greek island becomes involved in bizarre mind-games with the island's magus (magician) and a beautiful young woman.

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Nicholas Urfe
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Maurice Conchis
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Lily
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Anne
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Meli
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Anton
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Kapetan
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Andreas-Priest
Danièle Noël ...
Soula (as Danielle Noel)
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'False' German Officer
Ethel Farrugia ...
Maria
Andreas Malandrinos ...
Goatherd (as Andreas Melandrinos)
George Kafkaris ...
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Party Host
Stack Constantino ...
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Young Conchis
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Captain Wimmel
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Boat captain
Michael Green ...
Schoolboy (uncredited)

Directed by

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Guy Green

Written by

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John Fowles ... (screenplay)
 
John Fowles ... (novel)

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Jud Kinberg ... producer
John Kohn ... producer

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John Dankworth

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Billy Williams ... director of photography

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Max Benedict

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Richard Craven ... first assistant editor
Oliver Waterlow ... second assistant editor (uncredited)

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Donald M. Ashton ... (as Don Ashton)

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William Hutchinson

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Anthony Mendleson ... (as Anthony Mendelson)

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Stephanie Kaye ... hair stylist
Michael Morris ... makeup artist
Charles E. Parker ... makeup artist (as Charles Parker)
Ben Nye ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Wally Schneiderman ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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F. Sherwin Green ... production supervisor (as Frank Sherwin Green)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Michael Green ... trainee assistant director
David Tringham ... assistant director
Peter Beale ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Nigel Wooll ... third assistant director (uncredited)

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Rafael Ablanque ... assistant art director
Dick Frift ... construction manager
Franco Fumagalli ... assistant art director
Tim Hutchinson ... set designer

Sound Department

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Cyril Collick ... sound recordist
Jim Shields ... dubbing editor (as James Shields)
Hugh Strain ... sound recordist
Chris Greenham ... sound editor (uncredited)
Cyril Hunt ... sound maintenance (uncredited)
Stan Phillips ... boom operator (uncredited)
Joe Ryan ... sound camera operator (uncredited)

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David Harcourt ... camera operator
John Allder ... camera maintenance (uncredited)
Mike Brewster ... clapper loader (uncredited)
Steve Claydon ... focus puller (uncredited)
David James ... still photographer (uncredited)
Jack Roche ... grip (uncredited)
Danny Shelmerdine ... clapper loader (uncredited)

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Eve Faloon ... wardrobe
Brian Owen-Smith ... wardrobe
Roy Ponting ... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)

Music Department

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John Dankworth ... conductor
David Lindup ... orchestrator

Script and Continuity Department

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Kay Rawlings ... continuity

Additional Crew

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Maurice Binder ... title designer
Hilda Dixon ... publicity secretary (uncredited)
Jack Gaffney ... stand-in: Anthony Quinn (uncredited)
Denise O'Dell ... production accountant (uncredited)
Lily Poyser ... publicist (uncredited)
Valerie Rawlings ... production secretary (uncredited)
Cecil Reynolds ... production accountant (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

An English teacher arrives on a sleepy Greek island to take up a vacant teaching post. The last man to hold the post committed suicide under mysterious circumstances. Slowly but surely, he is drawn into a bizarre game engineered by a reclusive local magician. The deeper into the game he is drawn, the more he senses danger... yet cannot seem to untangle himself from the fascinating and compelling influence that the game is having on his mind. Written by Jonathon Dabell

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Taglines What is the Magus Game? The game is love. The game is lust. the vicious game is life itself...Or is it death? See more »
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Also Known As
  • The God Game (United Kingdom)
  • Jeux pervers (France)
  • El mago (Spain)
  • Teuflische Spiele (West Germany)
  • Ο μάγος (Greece)
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  • 117 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Sir Michael Caine lists this, along with The Swarm (1978) and Ashanti (1979), as one of the worst movies he ever made. This is mainly down to the fact that no one, least of all the audience, knew what it was about. See more »
Goofs In the rented room where the English professor will live while to continue the teaching work of his predecessor in the "Greek" island, there is a rather conspicuous historical XIX century Spanish painting by José Casado del Alisal which represents the first defeat of Napoleon's armies in Spain, in the city of Bailén, where Marechal Philippe Antoine Dupont de l'Estang surrendered to inexperienced Spanish General Castaños on 19 July 1808. Not quite a Hellenic topic, really. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Juiced (2008). See more »
Quotes [Nicholas hands a book to Conchis]
Nicholas Urfe: I came to return this.
Maurice Conchis: You came here to meet me. Please, life is short. My name is Conchis.
Nicholas Urfe: My name is Urfe. From the school. I find life long.
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