Simon Magus (film)
|Written by||Rob Cheek
A Jew named Dovid Bendel (Stuart Townsend) tries to revive his dwindling village by building a railway station next to it. The squire (Rutger Hauer) agrees to provide the land, on the condition that Dovid will read his poetry. A cunning business man (Sean McGinley) is also interested in the land and he tries to compete using money and threats. The film is named for the village fool Simon (Noah Taylor), who is in turn named for the 1st century magician Simon Magus.
The film contains a Passover scene.
- Stuart Townsend as the Jew Dovid Bendel.
- Rutger Hauer as the squire. He is more interested in poetry than money.
- Sean McGinley as a cunning business man. He competes with Dovid Bendel.
- Noah Taylor as Simon Magus. He is the village fool.
- Ian Holm as The Devil.
- "Berlinale: 1999 Programme". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2012-02-04.
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