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The Ten Commandments 

A telling of the biblical tale, where Moses returns to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery.
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Complete series cast summary:
Dougray Scott ...  Moses 2 episodes, 2006
Linus Roache ...  Aaron 2 episodes, 2006
Naveen Andrews ...  Menerith 2 episodes, 2006
Mía Maestro ...  Zipporah 2 episodes, 2006
Paul Rhys ...  Ramses 2 episodes, 2006
Richard O'Brien ...  Anander 2 episodes, 2006
Silas Carson ...  Jered 2 episodes, 2006
Padma Lakshmi ...  Princess Bithia 2 episodes, 2006
Susan Lynch ...  Miriam 2 episodes, 2006
Claire Bloom ...  Rani 2 episodes, 2006
Omar Sharif ...  Jethro 2 episodes, 2006
Rachid Abbad Rachid Abbad ...  Overseer #3 2 episodes, 2006
Latefa Ahrrare Latefa Ahrrare ...  Tribes Woman #3 2 episodes, 2006
Ashley Artus ...  Sichem 2 episodes, 2006
Hicham Bahloul Hicham Bahloul ...  Tribeman #2 2 episodes, 2006
Said Bey Said Bey ...  Tribeman #3 2 episodes, 2006
John Boswall ...  Egyptian Priest 2 episodes, 2006
Julius D'Silva Julius D'Silva ...  Pharaoh 2 episodes, 2006
Simon De Selva Simon De Selva ...  Overseer #1 2 episodes, 2006
Paschal Friel Paschal Friel ...  Egyptian Officer Amon 2 episodes, 2006
Peter Gevisser ...  Reuven 2 episodes, 2006
Patrick Gordon Patrick Gordon ...  Balaam 2 episodes, 2006
Ben Hammersley Ben Hammersley ...  Young Moses 2 episodes, 2006
Greg Hicks ...  Jekuthiel 2 episodes, 2006
Louis Hilyer Louis Hilyer ...  Amram 2 episodes, 2006
Hanane Ibrahimi Hanane Ibrahimi ...  Tribes Woman #2 2 episodes, 2006
Lisa Jacobs Lisa Jacobs ...  Jochebed 2 episodes, 2006
Maria Jittou Maria Jittou ...  Chief Maid 2 episodes, 2006
Stefan Kalipha Stefan Kalipha ...  Chief Minister 2 episodes, 2006
Tom Keller Tom Keller ...  Yitzchak 2 episodes, 2006
Khanssa Machkkour Khanssa Machkkour ...  Young Miriam 2 episodes, 2006
Marina Morgan Marina Morgan ...  Leah 2 episodes, 2006
Hamid Nider Hamid Nider ...  Palace Sorcerer 2 episodes, 2006
Firlid Othminni Firlid Othminni ...  Young Gershom 2 episodes, 2006
Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni ...  Leah's Husband 2 episodes, 2006
Sally Patrick Sally Patrick ...  Tribes Woman #1 2 episodes, 2006
Peter Renaday Peter Renaday ...  Narrator 2 episodes, 2006
Ian Ricketts Ian Ricketts ...  Heber 2 episodes, 2006
Rudy Ruggiero ...  Tribesman #1 2 episodes, 2006
Karim Saleh ...  Joshua 2 episodes, 2006
Adrian Schiller ...  Shemaiah 2 episodes, 2006
David Schneider ...  Tobia 2 episodes, 2006
Matthew Sim ...  Soothsayer 2 episodes, 2006
Hannah Taylor Gordon ...  Rachel 2 episodes, 2006
John Wark ...  Laban 2 episodes, 2006
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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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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

RHI Entertainment | RHI-TV

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die 10 Gebote See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

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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So far from the truth; painful to watch
9 January 2007 | by strummingsamSee all my reviews

I appreciate the effort that the filmmakers wanted to depict the story of Moses and the exodus of Israel, and that the film helps viewers to put themselves into Moses' shoes and gain understanding of the intense burden laid upon Moses' shoulders. As excited as I was to see this film, I was greatly disappointed in the storyline. (I'll leave out the videography, special effects, and artistic ability in this review.) What is most disappointing is the historical inaccuracy of this movie and how it is so far from the historical accounts from Biblical texts. One of the overarching principles from the Bible is that *God* led His people out of Egypt, and He promised that He would take them to a land that is flowing with milk and honey. Not only did He give this promise, but He led His people in a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. He never left them; He always was visible to the Israelites. The movie, however, depicts a God who remains silent during the entire wandering through the desert. This movie changed the essence and theme of the Biblical text and instead depicts God as a silent, cruel, disciplinary void.

In addition, the depiction of Moses was just as wrong. Moses was known as a man of faith (why else would he be such a father-figure to Israel throughout the Old and New Testaments, even that Moses is known as a man of great faith). However, the movie depicts him as a pragmatic, angry, insecure loner who despises the calling that God placed on his life. OK, I'll allow some creative freedom for the filmmakers in the Exodus story... but this is beyond creativity -- it is heresy.


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