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by Emidio Greco


Sicily 1782. The rise and fall of Vella, a simple Francescan monk who gains notoriety by falsifying the Arab codexes. Vella is imprisoned while outside the Republican and libertarian battles of Lawyer Di Blasi are taking place. The lawyer is arrested and executed.
From the novel by Leonardo Sciascia

international title: The Council of Egypt
original title: Il consiglio d'Egitto
country: Italy
sales agent: Buskin Film
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Emidio Greco
film run: 135'
release date: IT 29/03/2002
screenplay: Emidio Greco, Lorenzo Greco
cast: Silvio Orlando, Tommaso Ragno, Antonio Catania, Enzo Vetrano, Renato Carpentieri
cinematography by: Marco Sperduti
film editing: Bruno Sarandrea
art director: Andrea Crisanti
costumes designer: Agnes Gyarmathy
music: Luis Enrìquez Bacalov
producer: Mariella Li Sacchi
production: Factory
backing: Direzione generale Cinema e audiovisivo del Ministero della Cultura DGCA-MIC (MiBACT)
distributor: Key Films
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