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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.


Al Pacino


Oscar Wilde



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Credited cast:
Kevin Anderson ... John the Baptist
Jessica Chastain ... Salome
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


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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21 September 2014 (UK) See more »

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Salomé was the first film Jessica Chastain ever did and she was very nervous for the audition. See more »


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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Edited from Wilde Salomé (2011) See more »

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A play on screen... I do feel obligated to stand for a round of applause...
5 December 2015 | by afallgunsSee all my reviews


I'm breathless after watching it... The play Wilde is of course a great material to work on... But it could suck in so many levels...

I have to say a loud and clear "F*CK OFF" to anyone who thinks that Al Pacino is over... He's a legend, both in screen and stage... As actor and director... And as Herod... Man, its only possible to think that Wilde only wrote the play to Al Pacino direct this version...

Some people complained about the clothing... Great actors were on stage, and they could be wearing black capes, futuristic clothes or even costumes of that time... I doubt that would be that different... Maybe with the proper costumes they wouldn't be that good... I mean, they would have the visual at their favor... Maybe they wouldn't put as much effort... OF COURSE THEY ARE GREAT PRO-ACTORS AND THEY WOULD BE GREAT EVEN IF THEY WERE NAKED!

For me, the movie have only one flaw... It was a little confusing at the beginning... Voices in off... Shots of stage and out-stage... BEFORE SALOMÉ ENTER IN SCENE I WAS KIND OF LOST... Unable to really get what was going on... I was distracted...

But Jessica entered... From that point to the very last scene, I couldn't blink... WOW!

Today, is pretty much obvious that she is one of the greatest actresses in activity... But the movie was rolled, I guess, between 2008 and 2010, before Jessica Chastain be THE Jessica Chastain. Al Pacino was the one who shown the world what a great artist she was.

I can only dream of watching it live... Its probably transcendental...

In resume: GREAT PLAY, great direction, Al Pacino was really good as Herod and the rest of the cast played their part very well either. BUT JESSICA CHASTAIN JUST BLEW MINDS WITH THAT PERFORMANCE...

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