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The Story Is Forever: "The Prince of Egypt" (1998), a film by Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner, and Simon Wells

Posted by Theia - Saturday, July 28th, 2012

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Released on December 16 of 1998 in the USA, «The Prince of Egypt» (also known as "Principe d'Egitto, Il", "Prinz von Ägypten, Der") is an Animation/Family/Musical/Drama film directed by Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner, & Simon Wells, and written by Philip LaZebnik and Nicholas Meyer . Val Kilmer is starring, alongside Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock, Jeff Goldblum and Danny Glover.

Storyline:
The first song ("Deliver Us") shows Hebrew slaves labor away while Jochebed (also spelled Yocheved) (Ofra Haza), sees her fellow mothers' baby sons being taken away from them, as Pharaoh Seti I (Patrick Stewart) has ordered. Jochebed thus places her own son in a basket and sets it afloat on the Nile to be preserved by fate, singing her final lullaby ("River Lullaby", a recurring motif in the film) to the baby. Her daughter, Miriam, follows the basket and witnesses her baby brother being taken in by the Queen of Egypt (Helen Mirren) and named Moses.

The story cuts to 20 years later (according to the Bible), to show a grown Moses (Val Kilmer) and his foster-brother, Rameses II (Ralph Fiennes), racing their chariots through the Egyptian temples, destroying many idols of the gods (and the nose of the still-under construction Sphinx). When they are lectured by their father, Seti I, later on for their misdeeds, Rameses is offended that his father believes he would bring down the [...]

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Posted by G2188 - Sunday, July 29th, 2012

There is a sequel to this movie called "Joseph: King of Dreams". Released on November 7, 2000, it has a running time of 1h 14min (74min).

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