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Agora 2009 123movies

Agora 2009 123movies

Alexandria, Egypt. 391 A.D. The World Changed Forever.May. 17, 2009127 Min.
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Watch: Agora 2009 123movies, Full Movie Online – 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 the 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..
Plot: A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria and her relationship with her slave Davus, who is torn between his love for her and the possibility of gaining his freedom by joining the rising tide of Christianity.
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7.1/10 Votes: 70,293
55% | RottenTomatoes
55/100 | MetaCritic
N/A Votes: 1211 Popularity: 14.44 | TMDB


Extraordinary movie-making at its best.
Alejandro Amenábar’s masterpiece is a breathtaking excursion into religious fascism and misogynistic tyranny made special by Rachel Weisz, who probably give one of the best female acting performances in years as a scientist who was light years beyond her generation. Weisz is amazing and her performance is the show and then some. She’s back up by Max Minghella, who is a great actor in his own right and Oscar Isaac, who is just as good. The triangle between them in believable and touch by their struggles to find their destinies. Its a moving cinematic piece of art and Alejandro does the story proud in his way of capturing the time of struggles of that time. Far and away, the best film I have seen all year.
Review By: vnsfth
The Sublime Insignificant
It surprises me how many reviewers are giving this astonishing film only mediocre ratings, and I do hope this is not because the film chooses not to dwell on the viciousness of Hypatia’s murder: a decision which would have made a cinematic ‘spectacle’ entirely inappropriate for this most subtle and beautiful of films. For the record, the real Hypatia – a pagan philosopher in fourth century Alexandria who deduced that the earth orbited the sun in an ellipse, and preserved her right to operate as a lecturer by repelling her suitors with a gift of a handkerchief stained with her own menstrual blood – was killed as a witch by fundamentalist Christians who scraped the living flesh from her bones with seashells. It is her life and thought, however, and not the manner of her death, which is the chief subject of this film, and that is as it should be.

The astonishingly realistic recreation of Alexandria is in itself a remarkable cinematic feat, the costumes look entirely authentic, the performances are flawless, and the cinematography – always beautiful – is often thoroughly awe inspiring. Ultimately, however, what makes this film so great is the way in which it puts human beings into perspective (swarming fundamentalists ransacking the agora are likened to ants, and in one of the most inspired shots in cinematic history, Alexandria is viewed from outer space, and is sublime and utterly insignificant all at once) whilst suggesting that human beings are nevertheless capable of reaching the heights of reason, and plumbing the depths of unreason. It is one of the ironies of history that the monstrous ‘Saint’ Cyril of Alexandria is recognised as a Doctor of the Church, whilst not a single word written by Hypatia has survived.

Much ink will be wasted in coming months in discussion of whether this film deliberately paints Christianity in a bad light. The truth is that no form of religious extremism looks good in this film, and for that reason alone, it ought to be statutory viewing for all people who are convinced that theirs is the only god. Rachel Weisz plays the lead role with such grace and conviction that her refusal of Christian baptism, accompanied by the words “I believe in philosophy” – clunky as they may look on the printed page – becomes one of the most powerful moments in modern cinema.

Forget the lukewarm reviews, and see this film for yourself. Thrown off the scent, perhaps, by publicity over-emphasising the romantic element in the film, reviewers have begun to argue that the plot begins to flag in the second half. This is to miss the point entirely: the film is not a romance; it is an exploration of one woman’s discoveries about our place in the universe, and it is at once humbling, tragic and victorious. I found myself on the edge of tears throughout most of it, entranced by the splendour, wisdom and realism of its vision. The ending was the hardest and the truest thing I have ever seen in a film.

But don’t trust me. Make up your own mind. That is what Hypatia would have told you to do.

Review By: tytoalba-766-483232

Other Information:

Original Title Agora
Release Date 2009-05-17
Release Year 2009

Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 7 min (127 min), 2 hr 21 min (141 min) (Cannes) (France)
Budget 70000000
Revenue 39041505
Status Released
Rated R
Genre Adventure, Biography, Drama
Director Alejandro Amenábar
Writer Alejandro Amenábar, Mateo Gil
Actors Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac
Country Spain, Malta, Bulgaria
Awards 11 wins & 15 nominations
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Zeiss Master Prime and Master Zoom Lenses, Arricam ST, Zeiss Master Prime and Master Zoom Lenses, Arriflex 235, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses
Laboratory Fotofilm DeLuxe S.L., Madrid, Spain
Film Length 3,464 m (Portugal, 35 mm), 3,469 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 250D 5205, Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)

Agora 2009 123movies
Agora 2009 123movies
Agora 2009 123movies
Agora 2009 123movies
Agora 2009 123movies
Agora 2009 123movies
Agora 2009 123movies
Agora 2009 123movies
Original title Agora
TMDb Rating 6.955 1,211 votes

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