The Ten Commandments (2006)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Biography  |  14 April 2006 (Germany)
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A telling of the biblical tale, where Moses returns to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery.



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When an oracle prophesizes that a child will become Prince of Egypt, a time of danger approaches the kingdom. The Egyptian Pharaoh orders the massacre of all newborn males. But one child, Moses-the son of a Hebrew slave-escapes certain death when he is set adrift on the Nile. As years pass, he is raised in a royal Egyptian household and, with no memory of his family, rises to the stature of prince. Upon discovery of his true heritage, and inspired by a fiery message from God, Moses embarks upon a noble and desperate fight to reclaim his destiny as the leader and liberator of the Hebrew people. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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A grand retelling of the epic story of Moses.


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The infant playing baby Moses was named Moses in real life after his mother, an extra in the series, gave birth to him during the making of the series. The director ask her if they could cast him as Moses and she was so honored that she named the baby after him. See more »


Menerith: My son was taken, too.
Moses: I grieve with you.
Menerith: You... grieve? Wasn't this your doing?
Moses: It was God's.
Menerith: You willed it. Ramses will give you your freedom now. Your God won. I think your God is a cruel one.
Aaron: Years ago, Pharaoh sent his soldiers to kill our children.
Menerith: I wasn't among them! My son wasn't there! Why should we be punished?
Moses: I do what God tells me.
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Remake of The Ten Commandments (1923) See more »


Music by Henri Betti and Paul Bonneau
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I applaud the effort.....kind of.
31 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is difficult to compete against classic greatness, but once you make that choice and the decision is in play, you need find the best and brightest resources to keep your product top drawer, and on the cutting edge of quality. If your intention is to aim for second or third (or fourth) best, why even try? It is with that, I wonder why this version of the Ten Commandments was written, produced, and aired. I would ask the producers, "What were you thinking? Were you endeavoring to create a projected deficit?" If perhaps the producers were thinking, "We want to examine this biblical story from another point of view..." Then I would say "OK, I watched the show, now what's the point of view?" The premise of this "possible point of view theory" eludes me. I can generally watch programs, and (right or wrong) at least get a sense of what the creators were trying to accomplish. Not so, here. I recognize names such as "Robert Halmi" (the producer) and I can associate his work with some eye catching product; Tin Man, Earthsea, Flash Gordon, Jason and the Argonauts. Low budget entertainment based on myth, history and comic book entertainment. A perfect genre for Sci-Fi Channel. So I still have to ask Robert Halmi..."What was the point of THIS Ten Commandments, What WERE you thinking?" …………FJS

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