• Film ID:
  • 16011
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=122 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • Spain.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
AGORA (2009)
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A wonderful tale revolving round the atheistic female mathematician, philosopher and all-round genius Hypatia, the lover she spurned and the slave who adored her; Roman authority is collapsing, the end is nigh and the Talibanesque Christians are preparing to both sack and burn the great library at Alexandria, destroying the collective scientific work of centuries, setting back science and maths a millennium, and massacre thousands (including, of course, the Jews). This is an ambitious and sweeping movie full of ideas - sword and sandals with brains. A top class movie.

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