Synopsis: Alexandria, 391 AD: Hypatia teaches astronomy, mathematics, and philosophy. Her student Orestes is in love with her, as is Davus, her personal slave. As the city's Christians, led by Ammonius and Cyril, gain political power, the institutions of learning may crumble along with the governance of slavery. Jump ahead 20 years: Orestes, the city's prefect, has an uneasy peace with Christians, led by Cyril. A group from the newly empowered Christians has now taken to enforce their cultural hegemony zealously; first they see the Jews as their obstacle, then nonbelievers. Hypatia has no interest in faith; she's concerned about the movement of celestial bodies and "the brotherhood of all". Although her former slave doesn't see it that way.
Director(s): Alejandro Amenábar
Production: Newmarket Films
  11 wins & 14 nominations.
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127 min

English subtitle by : Eduun

The late fourth century A.D. the

Roman Empire began to crumble.

Alexandria, in the province of Egypt,

still retained some of its lustre,...

...possessed one of the Seven

Wonders of the ancient world:...

...the legendary lighthouse,

and the biggest library known.

The library was a not only

cultural but a religious symbol,...

a place where the pagans worshiped

their ancestral gods.

The traditional pagan worship

in the city now coexisted...

...with the Jews, and an unstoppable

religion up to now banned,...


Library of Alexandria, 391 A.D.

After taking the library, many

pagans were converted...

Hipatia continued teaching and


...while his former students held...

...important positions in the

social elite.

The empire was split in two forever.

Many Christians saw this as a

sign of the end of the world...

...and decided to prepare by

practicing a more holy life.

The order of "Parabolanos" monks

was charged to go...

...through the streets and watch

for Christian morality... uneven by the presence

of the Jews.

The Library, years later.

How many fools

have wondered

why not the stars fall

from the sky

But you,

not happy to cease of the wise, / i

You know that the stars

do not move up or down. / i

only reborn

from east to west, / i

following the most perfect post

ever can see , / i

circle. / i

Because the circle reigns

in heaven, / i

the stars would never have fallen

and never will. / i

But what about here on Earth?

Here, bodies do fall.

But their movements

are not circular but linear.

Look again.


No, leave it.


What mysterious wonder

do you would think / i

that may lurk beneath the earth

for every single person and animal, / i

and object and all laid exact

on there/ i

What may should be?

The highness, madame.



The weighty.

No, you both speaking about the same thing,

but you not talking about primary course. / i

Has anyone ever thought about


your feet ...

your feet

standing perched on the

very center of the cosmos / i

that holds all things together,

pull them together

If there is no center,

the universe would be

deformed, infinite, formless,

chaotic. / i

Doesn't matter that we were

here, there or anywhere / i

What you will do? That's right

never being born

Library of Alexandria 391 AD

God, Our Father,

lord of the universe,

origin of all things,

eternal force of the cosmos,

where everything has

its beginning and its end.

Mighty Serapis,

Isis, Horus,

And all the gods Anubis

that protect us

both in heaven

and on earth ...

Something happens in the market.

I know you also feel something.

I've seen.

Tell the master that we leave.

Can you believe. He was counting me

as the part of their conquests

This Orestes also foolish

as his father.

I have already suggested that you take

his heart to another muse

one more beautiful than me.

- Who?

The music.

Music / i

He find his music.

What happen 227 had become

Divide with 14.

They behave like humans!

Eat, drink and fornicate! / I

If my gods eat, drink

and fornicate, good for them / i

Know this,

you who console yourself

with pagan images.

Men, women,

birds, reptiles!


Serapis! Who could trust

the God, need a flower pot

for crown?

Hey You, Christians, how arrogant you

to take another

Empire attitude like this

My father's father saw them

slaughtered at the circus

and ate to the lions.

Enough! Watch.


You see now

I walk cross the fire.

If my god ...

If my God is the true god,

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Alejandro Amenábar

Alejandro Fernando Amenábar Cantos (born March 31, 1972), commonly known as Alejandro Amenábar, is a Spanish and Chilean film director, screenwriter and composer. Among other honors, he has won nine Goyas, two European Film Awards and an Oscar. He has written or co-written the screenplays to all six of his movies and composed almost all of the soundtracks. more…

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