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Seven Servants (1996)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 6 March 2007 (USA)
Archie hires seven servants to plug all his orifices over 10 days, a social experiment that also will begin his journey toward death.
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Cast

Cast overview:
Anthony Quinn ... Archie
David Warner ... Blade
Sonja Kirchberger ... Maid
Alexandra Stewart ... Hilda
John Wojda John Wojda ... Paul
Ken Ard Ken Ard ... African Man
Johnathan Staci Kim Johnathan Staci Kim ... Chinese
Reza Davoudi Reza Davoudi ... Sanjeeve
Audra McDonald ... Opera Singer
Jo Jung Jo Jung ... Juggler
Robert Weiss Robert Weiss ... First Thief
Christian Leonhardt Christian Leonhardt ... Second Thief
Petr Vrana-Vidox Petr Vrana-Vidox ... Third Thief (as Petr Vrana)
Simone Bork Simone Bork ... Young Hilda
Alex A. Quinn ... Applicant (as Alex Quinn)
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A wealthy old man named Archie hires seven servants of both genders and different races to get connected to him by plugging his body openings and remain connected to him until his last breath. The servants overcome many difficulties by staying "united which is the core reason for the whole ritual". Written by mahajanssen

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Country:

Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Επτά υπηρέτες See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany

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Dolby

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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In 2007, during an interview with Playbill magazine, Audra McDonald was asked about her first stage kiss. Her reply was instead a story about shooting the movie Seven Servants: "I would rather share my first screen kiss because it is just so crazy...Anthony Quinn. He was about 80 years old at the time. He kept telling me to open my mouth more!" See more »

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the first religion coming to mankind in form a film
12 March 2009 | by fairbankslennySee all my reviews

i had read the philosophical thoughts of Yekishim,and Maximalism by Shokof before i finally saw the movie (seven servants) just recently in a festival in Germany. shokof himself was not present as always. people who stood to take questions were less impressive with the answers as the fate of this magnificent movie which has been in a hide for almost 15 years. shokof has just brought his manifest and thoughts of Yekishim in form of a most refreshing, and simply magnificent movie onto earth with this film. it is not that the acting of Quinn is not matched not just by him but by no one else in my opinion ever, and that for what he had to go through making the film throughout some extraordinary configurations in the film history, and above all not even getting an Oscar for his performance cause the film did not even get released. it is not that the directing is phenomenal by shokof (his debut) which should have gotten him nominated for the Oscar the least, and : it is not unfortunate that such a unique and doubtlessly the most original story ever told did not get that Oscar it should have and or for the one of a kind Design by shokof and.........

none of the above hurts more than the speculation that only due to the political circumstances connected to this film shokof who i believe is by far one of the most extraordinary multi-talented minds of our times did not ever get a chance to continue as one hears more and more often that all his future works have been completely ignored globally?!(this was brought up in a question at the festival,and no one was able to point out to shokof,s other brilliant works) it hurts more to see that such situations still occur in even a most free minded scenes of the world that is supposed to be that of the arts?! seven servants and daryush shokof bring about the notion that there are no limits to the boundaries of the arts no matter where one comes from. he and his works are a landslide away from all Conservative Iranian recent films and much more ahead of even the free world as each oe of his works has introduced a certain dimension of originality of thoughts to mankind for centuries to come. i salute Mr. shokof,s seven events and all his existing record as an artist. a 10 and a lot more to all his courage.


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