Exodus Gods And Kings / Exodus Bogowie i Królowie (2014)
GATUNEK: Dramat | LEKTOR PL
OPiS FiLMU: Ridley Scott, legendarny twórca ”Gladiatora”, ”Królestwa niebieskiego”, ”Łowcy androidów” i ”Prometeusza”, przedstawia spektakularną, zrealizowaną z niezwykłym nawet jak na współczesne kino rozmachem, opowieść o losach biblijnego Mojżesza, plagach egipskich, rozstąpieniu się Morza Czerwonego i Dziesięciorgu Przykazaniach. W rolach głównych: nagrodzony Oscarem Christian Bale (”Mroczny rycerz”, ”American Hustle”) w roli Mojżesza, Joel Edgerton (”Wielki Gatsby”, ”Wróg numer 1”), John Turturro (”Transformers 3”, ”Big Lebowski”), nagrodzony Oscarem Ben Kingsley (”Wyspa tajemnic”, ”Książę Persji: Piaski czasu”) i nominowana do Oscara Sigourney Weaver (”Avatar”, seria ”Obcy”).
Exodus: Gods and Kings jest oparty na biblijnej historii o Mojżeszu. Mojżesz (Christian Bale) został porzucony przez matkę w obliczu rozkazu faraona Ramzesa II (Joel Edgerton), by zabić wszystkie noworodki. Zostaje odnaleziony przez córkę władcy i przez nią wychowany. Lata później Bóg poprzez krzew gorejący przekonuje Mojżesza, aby wyprowadził lud Izraela z egipskiej niewoli do wolności.
W obsadzie są Christian Bale, Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, John Turturro, Joel Edgerton i Indira Varma. Za kamerą widowiska Ridley Scott.
PLOT: In 1300 BCE, Moses, a general and member of the royal family, prepares to attack the Hittite army with Prince Ramesses. Ramessis’ father Seti I tells the two men of a recent prophecy in which one (of Moses and Ramesses) will save the other and become a leader. During the attack on the Hittites, Moses saves Ramesses’ life, leaving both men troubled. Later, Moses is sent to the city of Pithom to meet with the Viceroy Hegep, who oversees the Hebrew slaves. Upon his arrival, he encounters the slave Joshua and is appalled by the horrific conditions of the slaves. Shortly afterwards, Moses meets Nun, who informs him of his true lineage; he is the child of Hebrew parents who was sent by his sister Miriam to be raised by Pharaoh’s daughter. Moses is stunned at the revelation and leaves angrily. However, two Hebrews also overhear Nun’s story and report their discovery to Hegep.
Seti dies soon after Moses’ return to Memphis, and Ramesses becomes the new Pharaoh (Ramesses II). Hegep arrives to reveal Moses’ true identity, but Ramesses is conflicted about whether to believe the story. At the urging of Queen Tuya, he interrogates the servant Miriam, who denies being Moses’ sister. When Ramesses threatens to cut off Miriam’s arm, Moses comes to her defence, revealing he is a Hebrew. Although Tuya wants Moses to be put to death, Ramesses decides to send him into exile. Before leaving Egypt, Moses meets with his birth mother and Miriam, who refer to him by his birth name of Moishe. Following a journey into the desert, Moses comes to Midian where he meets Zipporah and her father, Jethro. Moses becomes a shepherd, marries Zipporah and has a son Gershom.
Nine years later, Moses gets injured during a rockslide. He comes face to face with a burning bush and a boy called Malak, who serves as a representation of God. While recovering, Moses confesses his past to Zipporah and reveals what God has asked him to do. This drives a wedge between the couple, because Zipporah fears he will leave their family. After he arrives in Egypt, Moses reunites with Nun and Joshua, as well as meeting his brother Aaron for the first time. Using his military skills, he trains the slaves in the art of war. The Hebrews start attacking the Egyptians, prompting Ramesses to execute slaves until Moses gives himself up. Malak appears to Moses and explains that ten plagues will affect Egypt. All the water in the land turns to blood, and the Egyptians are further afflicted by the arrival of frogs, lice, and flies. Moses returns to confront Ramesses, demanding the Hebrews be released from servitude. Ramesses refuses to listen, insisting that to free the slaves would be economically impossible. The plagues of the death of livestock, boils, hail and thunder, locusts, and darkness continue to affect the Egyptians. While conversing with Malak, Moses is horrified at learning the tenth plague will be the death of all firstborn children. The Hebrews protect themselves by covering their doors with the blood of lambs, as instructed to them by Moses. Ramesses is devastated over his son’s death and relents, telling Moses and the Hebrews to leave.
During the exodus from Egypt, the Hebrews follow Moses’ original path through the desert and towards the Red Sea. Still grieving for his son, Ramesses decides to go after the Hebrews with his army. After making their way across the rocky mountains, Moses and the Hebrews arrive at the edge of the sea, uncertain about what to do. Moses flings his sword into the water, which begins to recede. Ramesses and his army pursue the Hebrews, but Moses stays behind to confront them. The Red Sea reverts to its normal state, drowning the majority of the Egyptians (crossing the Red Sea). Moses survives and makes his way back to the Hebrews. Ramesses is revealed to have survived, but he is distraught over the destruction of his army. Moses leads the Hebrews back to Midian, where he reunites with Zipporah and Gershom. At Mount Sinai, Moses transcribes the Ten Commandments.