A retelling of the bible story. Pharaoh Ramses decrees the death of all Hebrew children, but Moses, placed in a basket in the Nile by his mother, is taken by a royal princess and raised as ... See full summary »
A retelling of the bible story. Pharaoh Ramses decrees the death of all Hebrew children, but Moses, placed in a basket in the Nile by his mother, is taken by a royal princess and raised as the brother of the heir to the throne of Egypt, Memefta. Moses is called by God to lead his people from Egypt to the promised land. A very reluctant prophet, feeling unworthy of the call, Moses accepts the task. After a series of plagues Memefta agrees to let the Hebrews go. With second thoughts, he pursues them to annihilation of his army in the parting of the Red Sea. Starvation is averted by manna from heaven, the ten commandments are given the people through Moses, they go astray with worship of the golden calf. Forty years of wandering in the wilderness, until finally they reach what will be their home (which Moses lives to see but not to enter). Written by
Bruce Cameron <email@example.com>
Organized by Enrico de Melis
Performed by Orchestra Sinfonica A. M. O. di R.
Conducted by Marco Frisina
Chorus - Accademia Polifonica de Roma
Directed by Fabrizio Barchi Paola Cecchi - solo voice See more »
3 hours later and all I can say is, "Is that all?"
Yesh, I wanted more! Honestly, I was completely captivated by this film. After having read that part of scripture, I was overwhelming pleased with the attention to detail in remaining true to scriptural accuracy. Time and again I found myself saying out loud, "I remember reading that part!" or "They sure didn't bother to include that in the version with Charleton Heston." Which I DID like, by the way :).
There were several scenes that brought me to the brink of tears. It was truly an emotionally charged film with most excellent acting.
I had the pleasure of watching it in its entirety and uninterrupted on Trinity Broadcasting Network only taking a run to the restroom and a quick change of my laundry in under 5 minutes. HA!
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