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Il mercante di pietre (2006)

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A thesis picture: is Western Europe turning a blind eye to the dangers of Islamic fundamentalism? Professor Alceo Bandini believes so. He writes and lectures to a few students at a Roman ... See full summary »

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Renzo Martinelli

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Corrado Calabrò (novel), Corrado Calabrò (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harvey Keitel ... The Merchant
Jane March ... Leda
Jordi Mollà ... Alceo (as Jordi Molla)
F. Murray Abraham ... Shahid
Paco Reconti ... Valerio Vergotto
Bruno Bilotta ... Libero
Lucilla Agosti Lucilla Agosti ... Lydia
Dhafer L'Abidine ... 1st Egyptian (as Dhaffer Labidine)
Eddy Lemare Eddy Lemare ... 2nd Egyptian
Federica Martinelli Federica Martinelli ... Rita
Eleonora Martinelli Eleonora Martinelli ... The Merchant Assistant
Riccardo Forte Riccardo Forte ... Doc. Casellato
Alena Ivanov Alena Ivanov ... Russian Woman
Maria Grazia Adamo Maria Grazia Adamo ... Female Student
Jonis Bashir Jonis Bashir ... 1st Somali
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A thesis picture: is Western Europe turning a blind eye to the dangers of Islamic fundamentalism? Professor Alceo Bandini believes so. He writes and lectures to a few students at a Roman university; he's also a victim of a terrorist attack in Kenya where he lost both legs. On a short holiday in Cappadoccia with his wife Leda, they meet Shahid, an enigmatic cleric, and Ludovico Vicedomini, a forceful gem merchant. Back in Rome, Ludovico attempts the seduction of Leda while Alceo is suspicious of his new acquaintances' politics. The police counter-terrorists discount Alceo's fears: he's paranoid and jealous, they believe. What is going on? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

UK | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 2006 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Stone Merchant See more »

Filming Locations:

Cappadoccia, Turkey See more »

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Budget:

€10,000,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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I could not abide this poor effort at film making.
23 February 2008 | by bill-1694See all my reviews

This one lost me early on at the airport. The editing misplaced the sequence. The security forces had the drop on the bad guys when all of a sudden these two not only get their guns out but manage to shoot several good guys. Impossible to believe. Then again a shoddy sequence (does this group of hapless film makers not expect their audiences to notice what's on the screen?) The last bad guy is shot through the head. A bit of blood is seen on the shoulder of Lydia, that is until the next scene when she sports blood all over her head and blouse. Where'd it come from? Duh! I left the room as the director tried to make me think Lydia would give the stone merchant the time of day. Maybe opposites attract, but I couldn't buy into that idea in this movie.

A total waste of time unless a film student needs watch one about how not to do it.


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