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Salomé (2013)

R | | Drama | 21 September 2014 (UK)
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The Biblical story of Salomé, a girl who agrees to perform the "dance of the seven veils" in return for John the Baptist's head on a silver platter.

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Al Pacino

Writer:

Oscar Wilde
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Credited cast:
Kevin Anderson ... John the Baptist
Jessica Chastain ... Salome
Ralph Guzzo Ralph Guzzo ... Nazarene / Jewish Leader
Roxanne Hart ... Herodias
Al Pacino ... King Herod
Phillip Rhys ... The Young Syrian / Desert Sequence
Steve Roman Steve Roman ... Cappadocian
Joe Roseto ... The Young Syrian / Narraboth / Captain of the Guard
Jack Stehlin ... Nazarene / Jewish Leader
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After the lewd and frenetic Dance of the Seven Veils and with the solemn pledge from the very lips of Herod himself that she could have whatever her heart desires up to half his kingdom, wanton and proud young Salomé comes before her King with a frenzied and unreasonable demand. Beguiled by John the Baptist and then scorned for the sake of his God, the lascivious Salomé encouraged by her mother, the vindictive Herodias, commands that John be executed and his head delivered on a silver platter. And so, the King agrees. Written by Nick Riganas

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Her Passion, His Obsession.

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Rated R for some nudity and disturbing bloody images | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

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English

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21 September 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Salomi See more »

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King Herod: But what would you have them bring you in a silver charger? Tell me the thing. Whatsoever it may be, I will give it you. My treasures belong to thee. What is it, Salomé?
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Version of Salomè (1972) See more »

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Yuck!
16 April 2015 | by chrismackey1972See all my reviews

Putridly boring. What were they thinking when they decided to make this? These people must've been desperate for a paycheck. They should've just made a movie about Salome as a period piece rather than this play version in modern clothes. It was hard to take them seriously talking like that while wearing suits and dresses.

Even though these people are good actors, they were not here. That's not to say anyone else could've done a better job. I just think the material was...bad. It was such a struggle to stay awake.

There is a topless scene that Jessica Chastain does. It lasts for close to one minute. Throughout the rest of the movie, she keeps a long, red scarf draped over her shoulders covering her breasts.

I gave this a 3-star rating. If you close your eyes and just listen to them, it might be better. However, the modern clothes really took away from the storyline using the old-style way of speaking. I do NOT recommend. There are better ways for people to waste their money.


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