Nefertiti, the daughter of the sun

Nefertiti, the daughter of the sun (original title: Nefertiti, figlia del sole ) is an Italian film directed by Guy Gilles in 1994 .


In 1912 a character from nowhere appears in the middle of an archeological team in Egypt and tells them where the bust of Nefertiti is . The team updates the bust that is missing an eye. Long flashback in Egypt where Nefertiti is in love with Yamé but promised to Pharaoh Amenophis III . The latter wants indeed an heir, his son Akhenatonindulging in strange incantations and invoking a new god “Aton”. Amenophis III will die before Nefertiti has been able to give him an heir, Akhenaton will ascend the throne and impose the religion of Atonwhile Nefertiti will take an increasingly important place. The people and the priests will revolt, Akhenaton will die poisoned and Nefertiti will flee refusing to leave with Yamé. Back in 1912 or Yamé puts the second eye of Nefertiti in his place to bring him back to life.

Technical sheet

  • Title: Nefertiti, the daughter of the sun
  • Original title: Nefertiti, figlia del sole
  • Director: Guy Gilles
  • Scenario: Guy Gilles, Enzo Peri
  • Duration: 68 min
  • Country: Italy
  • Language: Italian
  • Color
  • Sound: Mono
  • Release date:
    •  Italy : 1994
    •  Spain :


  • Michela Rocco di Torrepadula : Nefertiti
  • Ben Gazzara : Amenophis III
  • François Négret : Akhenaton
  • Antonella Lualdi : Tiyi
  • Giada Desideri
  • Paul Blain : Yamé
  • Daniel Duval : Monkutura
  • Jacques Penot : Bonchardt
  • Cléonas Shannon : Arakat
  • Marilyn Pater : Parkat
  • Nini Crépon : Hori
  • Guy Cuevas : Min
  • Gennady Krihkina : Aÿ

Around the film

  • the film was never released in cinemas either in France or in Belgium, but was broadcast on Canal + and distributed on DVD

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