The Seventh Coin
Found in: Israeli films
The Seventh Coin is a 1993 independent film, starring Peter O'Toole. The plot follows two teenagers who find a rare coin, while a man who thinks he is the reincarnation of Herod the Great chases after them. Emil Saber, collector of ancient and Biblical artifacts. To complete his collection of King Herod's coins, Emil travels to Jerusalem to seek out the seventh and final one. In his search for the coins, Emil begins to lose his mind, and eventually comes to believe that he is the reincarnated Herod. This does not bode well for the two children who possess the coin, American tourist Ronnie, and pickpocket Salim. As Emil continues on his murderous rampage, the two must avoid him while also protecting the coin. The film is filmed in Israel, and has the same style as Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile.