Ben Hopkins’ impressive directorial debut is a mythical mystery set in a Jewish shtetl in 19th-century Central Europe. Simon Magus is a simple-minded man revered for his reputed magical powers. Into his life comes the devilish Sirius whose aim is to corrupt both the Jewish and Roman Catholic communities using Magus as the unwitting deus ex machina.
Director: Ben Hopkins.
Stars: Noah Taylor, Stuart Townsend, Sean McGinley, Embeth Davidtz, Amanda Ryan, Rutger Hauer, Ian Holm, Toby Jones, Jim Dunk, Terence Rigby, Ursula Jones, Cyril Shaps, David de Keyser, Ken Dury, Tom Fisher, Walter Sparrow, Jean Anderson, Katharine Schlesinger, Valerie Edmond, Kathryn Hunter, Maggie Steed.
1999 Berlin International Film Festival – Nominated for the Golden Bear.