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. The police counter-terrorists discount Alceo’s fears: he’s paranoid and jealous, they believe. What is going on? 

Director: Renzo Martinelli
Writers: Corrado Calabrò (novel), Corrado Calabrò (screenplay)
Stars: Harvey Keitel, Jane March, Jordi Mollà

IMDb betyg: 4.4
Original title Il mercante di pietre
Production country UK | Italy
Language English
Subtitle DanskaNorskaSvenska
Recommended age 15
Runtime 119 min
Color Color
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
IMDb link tt0775090

 

Nominated: David