Cagliostro (1975)

Genres - Drama, Historical Film  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature]  |   Run Time - 103 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |   MPAA Rating - R
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This epic drama profiles the life of the 18th-century scientist Cagliostro (Bekim Fehmiu) who founded the mysterious Masons in Europe just prior to the French Revolution. He based the secret fraternal order on a philosophy comprised of his ideas on reincarnation, ESP, and alchemy. It was his defiant answer to the domination of the Catholic church. Unfortunately, the Church was stronger and he was captured and sentenced to death by the Inquisition. A new pope reduced his sentence to life in prison.

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leader, supernatural, alchemy, black-magic, capture, church, death-penalty, ESP (Extra Sensory Perception), experiment, France, imprisonment, Inquisition, Jesuit, magic, morale, nuclear-holocaust, nuclear-weapon, occult, Pope, power, prevention, reincarnation, religion, scientist, sentence [penal system]