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 »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Kingsley ...  Moses
Frank Langella ...  Mermefta
Christopher Lee ...  Ramses
Anna Galiena ...  Ptira
Enrico Lo Verso ...  Joshua
David Suchet ...  Aaron
Maurice Roëves ...  Zerack
Anthony Higgins ...  Korach
Philippe Leroy ...  Tuntmin (as Philippe Le Roy)
Philip Stone ...  Jethro
Anton Lesser ...  Eliav
Anita Zagaria Anita Zagaria ...  Jochabed
Dudley Sutton ...  High priest
Federico Pacifici Federico Pacifici ...  Hur
Urbano Barberini ...  Nahbi
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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 <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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Official Sites:

Five Mile River Films

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Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bible: Moses See more »

Filming Locations:

Agadir, Morocco See more »

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| (2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first time Christopher Lee has played a Pharaoh. The second time he played Ramses the first in the movie "In the Beginning"(2000) in this he plays Ramses second who is the grandson of Ramses the first. See more »

Quotes

Moses: We will leave this place when Egypt finally understands the power of the Lord.
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Followed by Gli amici di Gesù - Giuda (2001) See more »

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Background music
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
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Very,very well done!
1 April 2002 | by rainbow414See all my reviews

April 1, My husband and I watched this movie Easter Sunday and it seemed appropriate. We both agreed that it was very well depicted,and fairly accurate in it's portrayal of Moses and the events he was involved in. His compassion and frustration for his fellow Israelites was very moving. Ben Kingsley is a very good actor. And yes, we did find the exceptionally white teeth of some of the actors disarmingly distracting. What toothpaste do they use?????? :-) "No Christ,No Peace......Know Christ,Know Peace!."


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