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Pascalis Island

1988 - ENGLISH - MOVIE

Drama

  • Jini Score
    50%
  • Critics Score
    77%
  • Rating
    6.8/10
  • Box Office
    $ 1 Million
  • Jini Score
    50%
  • Critics Score
    77%
  • Rating
    6.8/10
  • Box Office
    $ 1 Million
1908: Basil Pascali (Sir Ben Kingsley), a spy for the Sultan, sends reports to Istanbul that nobody reads. His suspicions are roused when a British archeologist appears, who may not be quite what he ms. Written by Cleo Pascalis Island is a 1988 English-language Drama film featuring Ben Kingsley, Charles Dance, Helen Mirren, Kevork Malikyan, George Murcell, Nadim Sawalha and Kostis Savvidakis. The movie is based on Pascali's Island by Barry Unsworth. Channel Four Films in association with Dearfilm. were the production houses involved in the project along with executive producer(s) Tania Blunden, Paul Raphael and Mirella Sklavounou. The film is written and directed by James Dearden. Avenue Pictures Productions acquired the distribution rights for the motion picture. The movie has a running time of 104 minutes. The film made a box office gross of $1 million. Cinematography was done by Roger Deakins and editing by Edward Marnier. The music was composed by Loek Dikker.

Pascalis Island Reviews and Ratings

Average Review Rating : 5.0/5

100%

Positive Review Rating : 65%

65%
  • It is a mood piece, meditative, in which even the melodrama of the plot grows out of the flawed souls of the characters. Everything in a film like this depends on performance, and it is hard to ima... ( Read More )
  • Despite an eye catching but mannered central performance from Ben Kingsley, looms as too languid and remote to make much impact. ( Read More )
  • Time Out

    The milieu may seem remote but the performances illuminate, and the story has an originality that compensates for the modest budget. ( Read More )
  • But Deardens tragedy doesnt have the teary punch its intended to which has more to do with his plotting than the characters (Dearden also scripted Fatal Attraction). ( Read More )
  • Though hes spent his life peeping at people, he doesnt understand his fellow man. ( Read More )
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Awards for Pascalis Island
  • Cannes Film Festival
    0 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS