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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 »

Director:

Renzo Martinelli

Writers:

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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Drama | Thriller

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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keep away
11 October 2006 | by bebhoSee all my reviews

One of awful film I've ever seen ! The plot miss for any logic, the scenes that insist so much on the protagonist's mutilation are disturbing because it is done only to move mercy and compassion to the spectator. The dialogs are so obvious to become disturbing. The theory behind the film is debatable and a bit racist. Moreover the scene where 2 terrorists chase the protagonist running with the hands is involuntarily funny. I was tempted to leave the cinema before it ends. I can save just Harvey Keithel (I don't understand how such a good actor is in this kind of film ! ) and some soundtrack. So just a warm suggestion: please keep away from this film !


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