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Simon Magus (film)

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Simon Magus (film)

Simon Magus
Directed by Ben Hopkins
Written by Rob Cheek
Ben Hopkins
Starring Stuart Townsend
Release date(s)Template:Plainlist
Running time 101 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Simon Magus is a 1999 British mystery film directed by Ben Hopkins. It was entered into the 49th Berlin International Film Festival.[1]


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.



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  • Internet Movie DatabaseTemplate:Romantic-drama-film-stub
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