Pascali's Island

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The year is 1908; after centuries of unchecked power, the Ottoman empire is rapidly crumbling. As a result, Turkey's secret agents--those that haven't already been eliminated by downsizing or death--operate in a vacuum, their superiors knowing little and caring less about their activities. One such spy is Ben Kingsley, a minor bureaucrat of no ambition. When ordered to help disreputable English citizens Charles Dance and Helen Mirren in the theft of a precious Greek artifact, Kingsley goes along without question. He is even prepared to follow orders and double-cross Dance the moment the robbery is pulled off. But as the film progresses, Kingsley becomes less and less of a by-the-book government functionary and more and more of an enigma--to Dance, to Mirren, to his country, to himself. More than your usual "caper" film, Pascali's Island has more layers than an artichoke.

Cast

Ben Kingsley
as Basil Pascali
Charles Dance
as Anthony Bowles
Helen Mirren
as Lydia Neuman
George Murcell
as Herr Gesing
Sheila Allen
as Mrs. Marchant
Stefan Gryff
as Izzet Effendi
T.P. McKenna
as Dr. Hogan
Danielle Allan
as Mrs. Hogan
Nick Burnell
as Chaudan
Josh Losey
as Turkish Soldier
Kevork Malikyan
as Mardosian
George Ekonomou
as Greek Rebel
Brook Williams
as Turkish Officer
Ali Abatsis
as Boy in Bath
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