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La reine soleil (2007)

Akhesa, lovely Princess 14, is far from imagining that one day reign over Egypt ... When this adventure begins, the impetuous young girl rebels against her father, Pharaoh Akhenaton. She ... See full summary »

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Philippe Allard ... Gulmekiz / Zannanza (voice)
Catherine Conet ... Nefertiti (voice)
Alexandra Corréa ... Meritaton (voice)
Jean-Marc Delhausse ... Mahou (voice)
Patrick Donnay ... Seneb (voice)
Gérard Duquet ... Ay (voice)
Daniel Dury ... Sogoth (voice)
Nathalie Homs ... Maia (voice)
Arnaud Léonard ... Akhenaton (voice)
Mathieu Moreau ... Horemheb (voice)
Philippe Résimont ... Barka (voice)
David Scarpuzza ... Thout (voice)
Martin Spinhayer ... Doser (voice)
Coralie Vanderlinden ... Akhesa (voice)
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Akhesa, lovely Princess 14, is far from imagining that one day reign over Egypt ... When this adventure begins, the impetuous young girl rebels against her father, Pharaoh Akhenaton. She refuses to live confined within the precincts of the royal palace and wants to discover why her mother, Queen Nefertiti, has been exiled to the island of Elephantine. Akhesa fled with the help of Prince Tut, hoping to find her mother. Regardless of danger, the two teenagers travel the banks of the Nile to the burning desert dunes, and bravely confront the mercenary Zannanza and priests who conspire to overthrow the pharaoh. With innocence their only weapon, and Akhesa Thout overcome many hardships and encounter an extraordinary destiny ... Written by LCJ Editions et Productions

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Die Prinzessin am Nil  »

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A rare and excellent cartoon for those interested in ancient history
5 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

This is a French animation about the turbulent period of Egyptian history during the rule of the pharaoh Akhenaten (14 century BC), who is noted for abandoning traditional Egyptian monotheism in favor of worship of a single Sun god Aten. The story is based on a novel of french writer and archaeologist Christian Jacq. Although the story is aimed at young viewers (from age 7 and above), it pays unusual for such cartoons attention to traditions and culture of ancient Egypt. While it may not be 100% accurate, it manages to convey the spirit of this old civilization without being didactic and boring. The animation is also very well done, it has its own original style (it somewhat resembles the vector graphics of a computer game "Another World"). The art of the main characters and the backgrounds are superb, the weaker point could be the use of computer to bring these to life in some scenes.

Overall it is a rare and excellent cartoon for kids and their parents, for those who are interested in ancient history, 8/10


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