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Seven Servants (1996)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 6 March 2007 (USA)
Archie hires seven servants to plug all his orifices over 10 days, a social experiment that also will begin his journey toward death.
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Anthony Quinn ... Archie
David Warner ... Blade
Sonja Kirchberger ... Maid
Alexandra Stewart ... Hilda
John Wojda John Wojda ... Paul
Ken Ard Ken Ard ... African Man
Johnathan Staci Kim Johnathan Staci Kim ... Chinese
Reza Davoudi Reza Davoudi ... Sanjeeve
Audra McDonald ... Opera Singer
Jo Jung Jo Jung ... Juggler
Robert Weiss Robert Weiss ... First Thief
Christian Leonhardt Christian Leonhardt ... Second Thief
Petr Vrana-Vidox Petr Vrana-Vidox ... Third Thief (as Petr Vrana)
Simone Bork Simone Bork ... Young Hilda
Alex A. Quinn ... Applicant (as Alex Quinn)
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A wealthy old man named Archie hires seven servants of both genders and different races to get connected to him by plugging his body openings and remain connected to him until his last breath. The servants overcome many difficulties by staying "united which is the core reason for the whole ritual". Written by mahajanssen

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Explore the surreal thrills and dangers of extreme social networking

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Drama | Romance

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Not Rated
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In 2007, during an interview with Playbill magazine, Audra McDonald was asked about her first stage kiss. Her reply was instead a story about shooting the movie Seven Servants: "I would rather share my first screen kiss because it is just so crazy...Anthony Quinn. He was about 80 years old at the time. He kept telling me to open my mouth more!" See more »

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genius work of art in form of a movie
1 March 2009 | by alexgreen2290See all my reviews

daryush shokof is foremost and primarily a brilliant mind who created perhaps our century,s most vivid, original and timeless artistic, philosophic, and literary works and simultaneously he is responsible for some amazing movies that only could have come from shokof, and shokof only. now seven servants is a classic in comparison with all other films by shokof. here he remains subtle, and dedicated to tell the story in limited shots, movements, without his usual fierce obscurity of camera angels and scenes or perspectives because the concept alone takes care of all that for it is doubtlessly the most incredible story ever told in the history of mankind,not just in movies,or in the arts and....literature but "mankind,s" history period. it would be useless to ever write a critic about shokof,s works and or less to rate any of his films.they are simply a world apart. now back to this jewel of world culture called seven servants (the movie): i have heard tons of stories about the story how and under what conditions this extraordinary piece of film-making has been made. to sum it all up i would only suggest that there will be no doubt that it remains a shame for all and every culture related concern to have had this film banned and or neglected and or.........for almost 15 years!!???above all equally a shame to know that shokof himself had gone through the same fate (reportedly he and all his works ever after seven servants were never to be shown in any festivals world wide!?)for just having created the most beautiful mind blowing, different, original and genius piece of art and movie.seven servants will go down the history of the greatest and most important films ever made but shame on all who prevented this monumental gift to humanity never reach the world.it is very easy to understand that this movie could have been a start of many discussions,and could have been striking many uninvited arguments politically (because of shokof being an Iranian alone is enough of an issue where the whole entertainment and festival world has been keen and under agreement to work with Iranian based Directors rather than one and again only one courageous shokof who does not live in Iran and has been a sound critic of the regime in his home land (the Islamic republic and...)if it has surfaced in the global context (where it most deservedly should have been and in my opinion could have won at least 4 Oscars from Quinn to Shokof and story and design alone).

all in all and 15 years after we will finally see it on DVD coming out through Pathfinder. now all that is one human injustice and tragedy that again all of us thank the global politics forever. a real shame


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