Plot & Details
Set in ancient Egypt under Roman rule, 'Agora' follows the brilliant and beautiful astronomer Hypatia (Rachel Weisz) who leads a group of disciples fighting to save the wisdom of the Ancient World, as violent religious upheaval spills into the streets of Alexandria. Among these disciples are two men competing for her heart: the witty, privileged Orestes (Oscar Isaac) and Davus (Max Minghella), Hypatia's young slave, who is torn between his secret love for her and the freedom he knows can be his if he chooses to join the unstoppable surge of the Christians.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Drama,Epic and Historical
- Run Time: 126min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 06/04/2010
- Distributor(s): Newmarket Films (USA)
- Director(s): Alejandro Amenábar
- Starring: Rachel Weisz , Max Minghella , Oscar Isaac , Ashraf Barhom , Michel Lonsdale
- Themes: Unrequited Love,Religious Zealotry,Political Unrest
- Tone: Lavish,Sweeping,Irreverent
- Keywords: Christianity,astrology,philosophy,slavery,anti-Semitism,humanist,library,religion,scientist
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (05-28-2010)
- Language: English