Production info

La Corte de Faraón
Spain, 1985

Antonio Banderas
Directed by José Luis Sánchez

  

A troupe of Franco-era performers insist upon performing La Corte de Faraón, a forbidden work, and are promptly arrested. As the scantily clad female dancers bide their time in the police station, performing parts of the musical, they arouse the libido of the corrupt police chief--much to the chagrin of the church-appointed censor.

The title and subject of the film refer to a musical by Vicente Lleó, with the llibretto by Guillermo Perrín and Miguel de Palacios. A blend of biblical pastiche, luscious vaudeville, erotics and Art Deco Egyptian chic, La corte del Faraón is a most sophisticated and audacious conception. So much so, indeed, that public performance of the original musical was banned by the Franco regime until as late as 1975. The details of Egyptological interest are limited to the Egyptian elements involved in the performance on stage. English title: "The Court of the Pharaoh".


NOTICE - This website contains documentation and other information about motion pictures, television movies and episodes from television series related to ancient Egypt and Egyptology. It reports these materials to serve the study of ancient Egypt as a phenomenon in modern popular culture media. As such, the material on this site is provided solely for the purpose of non-commercial, non-profit educational use, comment, scholarship and research. Though the copyright to most photographic material presented here is owned by third parties, the editor wishes to express that in line with the aforementioned use no copyright infringement is intended. For this reason all images are limited to low resolution thumbnail size. In this respect the visitor should be aware that the use of image material from this site for purposes other than private viewing may infringe copyrights owned by others. The further copying, redistribution, or publication of any part of this site is therefore prohibited. Any concern about or objection to material placed on this site can at all times be made known to the editor and will be addressed. This website does not feature ads, does not generate money or profit in any way and does not use cookies.

Created and maintained by Hans van den Berg
This site is ©2000-2020 Hans van den Berg, The Netherlands. The editor claims no copyright to the images.