Aleksander / Alexander (2004)

ALEKSANDER / Alexander (2004)

芦GATUNEK禄聽Akcja, Biograficzny, Dramat, LEKTOR.PL

芦OPIS FILMU禄 Aleksander Wielki (Colin Farrell) to jeden z w艂adc贸w wszech czas贸w 鈥 niezwykle odwa偶ny, obdarzony zmys艂em strategicznym oraz nieprzeci臋tn膮 urod膮. Od dziecka przygotowywany by艂 do roli wielkiego w艂adcy i bohatera 鈥 nast臋pcy Achillesa i Heraklesa. Zw艂aszcza przez ambitn膮 i zaborcz膮 matk臋 Olimpias (Angelina Jolie), kt贸ra popad艂szy w nie艂ask臋 kr贸la Filipa II, zapewne widzia艂a w synu szans臋 na osobisty awans w dworskiej hierarchii. Ten spe艂ni艂 jej oczekiwania, przejmuj膮c tron po ojcu i staj膮c si臋 niekwestionowanym w艂adc膮 staro偶ytnej cywilizacji. Przez osiem lat podbi艂 ze sw膮 armi膮 90% ziem 贸wczesnego 艣wiata 鈥 jego imperium rozci膮ga艂o si臋 od Grecji po Indie 鈥 przemierzaj膮c przy tym 35 tys. km. Dzieje Aleksandra to 偶ycie koszarowe i bitwy, ale tak偶e skomplikowane relacje z bliskimi: dominuj膮c膮 matk膮, wymagaj膮cym ojcem, intymnym przyjacielem Hefajstionem (Jared Leto) czy Roksan膮 (Rosario Dawson), kt贸r膮 po艣lubi艂 z mi艂o艣ci i dla sp艂odzenia potomka, a nie z kalkulacji politycznej.

W filmie mo偶emy zobaczy膰 min. bitw臋 z Persami pod Gaugamel膮, ci臋偶k膮 walk臋 z Hindusami, kt贸ra przerodzi艂a si臋 w 鈥瀝ze藕 nie maj膮c膮 w og贸le 偶adnego sensu鈥, jak to powiedzia艂 Ptolemeusz w filmie, czy m艂odo艣膰 Aleksandra i oswojenie przez Aleksandra, Bucefa艂a.

芦PLOT禄 The story begins 40 years after 323 BC, around 283 BC, with Ptolemy I Soter, who narrates throughout the film. Alexander grows up with his mother Olympias and his tutor Aristotle, where he finds interest in love, honor, music, exploration, poetry and military combat. His relationship with his father is destroyed when Philip marries Attalus’s niece, Eurydice. Alexander insults Philip after disowning Attalus as his kinsman, which results in Alexander’s banishment from Philip’s palace.

After Philip is assassinated, Alexander becomes King of Macedonia. Ptolemy mentions Alexander’s punitive campaign in which he razes Thebes, also referring to the later burning of Persepolis, then gives an overview of Alexander’s west-Persian campaign, including his declaration as the son of Zeus by the Oracle of Amun at Siwa Oasis, his great battle against the Persian Emperor Darius III in the Battle of Gaugamela, and his eight-year campaign across Asia.

Also shown are Alexander’s private relationships with his childhood friend Hephaistion, Bagoas, and later his wife, Roxana. Hephaistion compares Alexander to Achilles, to which Alexander replies that Hephaistion must be his Patroclus (Achilles鈥 best friend and lover). When Hephaistion mentions that Patroclus died first, Alexander pledges that, if Hephaistion should die first, he will follow him into the afterlife. Hephaistion shows extensive jealousy when he sees Alexander with Roxana and deep sadness when he marries her, going so far as to attempt to keep her away from him after Alexander murders Cleitus the Black in India.

After initial objection from his soldiers, Alexander convinces them to join him into his final and bloodiest battle, the Battle of Hydaspes. He is severely injured with an arrow but survives and is celebrated. Later on, Hephaistion succumbs to an unknown illness either by chance or perhaps poison, speculated in the movie to be typhus carried with him from India. Alexander, full of grief and anger, distances himself from his wife, despite her pregnancy, believing that she has killed Hephaistion. He dies less than three months after Hephaistion, in the same manner, keeping his promise that he would follow him. On his deathbed, Bagoas grieves as Alexander’s generals begin to split up his kingdom and fight over the ownership of his body.

The story then returns to 283 BC, where Ptolemy admits to his scribe that he, along with all the other officers, had indeed poisoned Alexander just to spare themselves from any future conquests or consequences. However, he has it recorded that Alexander died due to illness compounding his overall weakened condition. He then goes on to end his memoirs with praise to Alexander.

The story then ends with the note that Ptolemy’s memoirs of Alexander were eventually burned, lost forever with the Library of Alexandria.


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