#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Alexandria, 391 AD: Hypatia teaches astronomy, mathematics, and philosophy. Her student Orestes is in love with her, as is Davus, her personal slave. As the city’s Christians, led by Ammonius and Cyril, gain political power, the institutions of learning may crumble along with the governance of slavery. Jump ahead 20 years: Orestes, the city’s prefect, has an uneasy peace with Christians, led by Cyril. A group from the newly empowered Christians has now taken to enforce their cultural hegemony zealously; first they see the Jews as their obstacle, then nonbelievers. Hypatia has no interest in faith; she’s concerned about the movement of celestial bodies and “the brotherhood of all”. Although her former slave doesn’t see it that way.
Plot: A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria and her relationship with her slave Davus, who is torn between his love for her and the possibility of gaining his freedom by joining the rising tide of Christianity.
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Weisz shines but the film is somewhat of an enigma.
Fascinating look into a view of the struggle between religion and scientific morality but the script needed a good rewrite in order to get a firm hold of the subject matters it raised. Some of the themes raised by the script does not gel in certain scenes and a few of the characters are thinly drawn out and are more caricatures than human beings. Rachel Weisz however does lift this move above its short comings with a brilliant and moving performance that captures the struggles of a woman trying to bring sense to a world on the brink of the Dark Ages and her performance as well as the performances of her costars ( Oscar Isaac, Max Minghella and Ashraf Barhom) makes you stay until the tragic end.
Great re-enactment of 4th century Alexandria
AGORA brings 4th century Alexandria back to life with some expensive, elaborate sets combined with a bit of CGI where necessary. Other than a couple of alterations to historical facts, such as the manner and location of Hypatia’s death and the creation of a fictional slave character, the production team obviously did a tremendous amount of research and they stuck closer to the real facts of history closer than your typical Hollywood film does (for whatever that’s worth). I’m a bit of a history buff, and I’m always excited when an ancient city is re-created with such attention to detail. But it couldn’t have worked without a great cast, and Rachel Weisz was perfect for her role. She had just the right combination of charm, strength and enthusiasm for math & philosophy to convince the audience that she was a legendary intellectual that could elicit loyalty from her male students and slaves too.
This film recreates the religious struggles of the late Roman Empire, the destruction of the Library of Alexandria, the ensuing ignorance and the relegation of women to 2nd class status in society. I greatly enjoyed watching this and I hope that many more such films are created in the future.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 7 min (127 min), 2 hr 21 min (141 min) (Cannes) (France)
Genre Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Director Alejandro Amenábar
Writer Alejandro Amenábar, Mateo Gil
Actors Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac, Ashraf Barhom
Country Spain, Malta, Bulgaria
Awards 11 wins & 15 nominations.
Production Company Telecinco Cinema, Himenóptero
Sound Mix SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Zeiss Master Prime and Master Zoom Lenses, Arricam ST, Zeiss Master Prime and Master Zoom Lenses, Arriflex 235, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses
Laboratory Fotofilm DeLuxe S.L., Madrid, Spain
Film Length 3,464 m (Portugal, 35 mm), 3,469 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 250D 5205, Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)