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The Stone Council (2006)

Le concile de pierre (original title)
In France, the single translator Diane Siprien adopts an Asian baby named Liu-San in a foundation directed by Sybille Weber. Years later, a weird mark appears on the boy's chest and Diane ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Monica Bellucci ... Laura Siprien
Catherine Deneuve ... Sybille Weber
Moritz Bleibtreu ... Serguei Makov
Sami Bouajila ... Lucas
Elsa Zylberstein ... Clarisse
Nicolas Thau Nicolas Thau ... Liu-San
Lorenzo Balducci ... L'inspecteur Frank Neves
Nicolas Jouhet Nicolas Jouhet ... L'inspecteur Langlois
Peter Bonke Peter Bonke ... Le docteur Vonkel
Tubtchine Bayaertu Tubtchine Bayaertu ... Barsak Thalik
Laurent Grévill Laurent Grévill ... Daguerre
Jerzy Rogulski Jerzy Rogulski ... Le professeur Bruner
Yoshi Oida ... Kamal
Nikolai Boldaev Nikolai Boldaev ... Ayrag (as Nicolaï Boldaev)
Simona Maicanescu Simona Maicanescu ... La directrice de l'orphelinat
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In France, the single translator Diane Siprien adopts an Asian baby named Liu-San in a foundation directed by Sybille Weber. Years later, a weird mark appears on the boy's chest and Diane and Liu share their dreadful nightmares. Diane is assigned for a three-day job in German and she leaves Liu with her friend Sybille. However, while going to the airport, Diane finds Liu hidden in the backseat and startles with an eagle flying toward the windshield, crashing her car. Liu falls into a coma and his digital recorder records the boy speaking in an unknown dialect. When Diane searches the translation and the origins of Liu, she is surrounded by mysterious murders. She discovers that the dialect is from the mystic Mongolian Tseven tribe and that Liu is a powerful Observer; further, he is in danger, threatened by sorcerers that need the boy for their Council of the Stone. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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French | English

Release Date:

15 November 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A sziklatanács titka See more »

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€22,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Marion Cotillard was cast for the role of Clarisse but dropped out to do A Good Year (2006) instead. She was replaced by Elsa Zylberstein. See more »

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your son's sacrifice will make us immortal
29 March 2009 | by dvdm504See all my reviews

I selected this film from the Blockbuster new release shelf b/c I like foreign films and well crafted horror/suspense movies.Catherine Deneuve was very impressive as mother Laura's friend Sybille,a lady who is disarming yet distant,she is easy to picture as quite comfortable strolling a white beach on a winter morning."the Stone Council" is effective in it's climax,timing,and presentation.I would recommend to fans of older films of the genre such as "Rosemary's Baby" and the original "the Wicker Man".Monica Bellucci deserves honorable mention for her portrayal of a mother who won't be stopped from saving her adopted son Liu from his kidnappers,who believe their ancient sorcery will make them immortal (come on you creeps - who really wants to live forever....?)


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