Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Agora Trailer

I haven't heard much about Agora. Apparently it stars Rachel Weisz and Max Minghaella and it's directed by Alejandro AmenĂ¡bar who directed The Others and the excellent Abre Los Ojos.

Looks pretty great.

According to IMDb the movie takes place in ancient Roman governed Egypt. A slave boy falls in love with a famous female philosopher, named Hypatia against the backdrop of the fall of the Roman Empire in Egypt and the rise of Christianity.

Scheduled for release December 18, 2009.

According to reports, the Hypatia in the film is Hypatia of Alexandria, who was brutally murdered by a Christian mob.

When I say brutal...I mean really brutal.

Apparently, she was stripped, dragged through the streets to a church where she was skinned alive with oyster shells, then just in case she wasn't dead yet, she was set on fire.

Those are some angry Christians....if you can call them that.


This film is setting up to be a real tragedy.

I'm thinking that the movie is possibly an indictment of the justification of violence through religious doctrine.

Something that is extremely relevant today.

Although you can spare me the visuals of a violent death. My anticipation for the drama in this film just went through the roof.

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