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Agora (2009)

R  |   |  Adventure, Drama, History  |  9 October 2009 (Spain)
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A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hope of pursuing freedom while falling in love with his mistress, the famous philosophy and mathematics professor Hypatia of Alexandria.

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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. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Alexandria, Egypt. 391 A.D. The World Changed Forever


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$70,000,000 (estimated)

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$44,313 (USA) (28 May 2010)

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$617,840 (USA) (15 October 2010)
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The visual effects team designed the night skies accurately for the time period of the movie using a star chart software. See more »

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In the opening scene, when Hypatia is teaching students at the library and throws a handkerchief in the air, it was sewn at the edges with an overlock sewing machine. See more »

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Davus: I was forgiven but now I can't forgive.
Ammonius: Forgive? Who the Jews?
Davus: Well Jesus pardoned them on the cross.
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Rachel Weisz is Oscar Worthy but the film is not worthy of her effort.
26 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Muddled film that has its sights set high in the right course but lacks focus and a direct script that can handle the subject matter. Alejandro Amenábar tries his best but comes up short in many ways with his narrative. The movie is a little too long and the script wavers from time to time but Rachel Weisz's performance is Oscar worthy and deserving of a better film that respects the effort she puts in it. She makes you stay with the movie, even when It sputters out of control during the last half of the film. She gets good support from her leading men (Max Minghella and Oscar Isaac) but its hard for the three of them to connect with how unfocused the script is and that's the film's biggest problem.

For Weisz's Oscar effort and the solid performances of her leading men, the movie gets a 7 but with out their performances, the movie would be much lower.


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