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Agora (17-May-2009)

Director: Alejandro AmenŠbar

Writers: Alejandro AmenŠbar; Mateo Gil

Keywords: Drama, Ancient Egypt

An Egyptian slave converting to Christianity in the hopes of winning his freedom falls in love with Hypatia of Alexandria.

ABSTRACT
Davus is a slave to noted philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria, eager to earn his freedom in the unjust confines of Roman Egypt. Christianity's arrival some time later produces marked instability in the region; Davus turns to the religion as a path to winning his freedom, struggling with religion and a growing attraction to his master as Hypatia fights a personal battle of her own against a changing of the guard.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Michael Lonsdale
Actor
24-May-1931   Moonraker
Rachel Weisz
Actor
7-Mar-1971   The Constant Gardener

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