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by Renzo Martinelli


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.

international title: The Stone Merchant
original title: Il mercante di pietre
country: Italy, United Kingdom
sales agent: Renegade Worldwide
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Renzo Martinelli
film run: 107'
release date: IT 15/09/2006
screenplay: Renzo Martinelli, Fabio Campus, Corrado Calabrò
cast: Harvey Keitel, Jordi Mollà, Jane March, F. Murray Abraham, Paco Reconti, Federica Martinelli, Bruno Bilotta
cinematography by: Blasco Giurato
film editing: Osvaldo Bargero
art director: Andrea Faini
costumes designer: Silvia Nebiolo
music: Aldo De Scalzi, Pivio
producer: Renzo Martinelli, André Djaoui, Patrick Irwin
production: Martinelli Film Company, Box Film, Medusa Film
distributor: Medusa Film
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