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Born of Fire (1987)

A musician searches for the Master Flautist, a supernatural creature who is planning to blow up the world.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Paul Bergson
... The Woman
Stefan Kalipha ... Bilal
Orla Pederson ... Master Musician (as Oh-Tee)
Nabil Shaban ... The Silent One
Jean Ainslie ... Mother
Peter Penry-Jones ... The Manager
... The Director
Richard Bebb ... Newsreader
Ziya Derien ... Dervish
Tamer Eshel ... Dervish
Ismet Arasan ... Dervish
Cemal Uzunoglu ... Dervish
Guner Gulbahar ... Dervish
Asaf Erguner ... Musician
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A musician searches for the Master Flautist, a supernatural creature who is planning to blow up the world.

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The Woman: Do you have any tickets left, please?
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Syrinx
Music by Claude Debussy
Played by James Galway
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Sufi Horror
14 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

This movie had the honor of being the world's first and only Islamic horror movie. Horror films I've seen from Pakistan and other Muslim countries were little more than rip-offs of Western horror. But this one delves into Islamic mysticism. We are taken into the world of the Djinn (spirits) and Shaytan (devils). Quotes from the Qur'an and Sufi poet / master Jallaludin Rumi and "dhikr" (rememberence / chants) by Bilal the Muezzin change the total feel of this movie to one that, unlike Western horror movies, owes nothing to the Christian tradition. There were some flaws. Some of the symbolism got a little strange and obscure, and baffling inserts made some of the editing a bit amateurish. But all in all its a good movie. Perhaps some other director will make a movie that shows the essence of Islamic spirituality.


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