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AGORA (2009)

AGORA <span>(2009)</span> artwork

AGORA (2009)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 124

Release dates 16/08/2010, 23/04/2010

Ratings Info Contains moderate violence and brief gory moments

Genre(s) Romance, Drama, Adventure

Director(s) Alejandro Amenabar

Cast includes Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac, Ashraf Barhom, Michael Lonsdale, Rupert Evans, Richard Durden, Sami Samir, Manuel Cauchi, Homayoun Ershadi, Oshri Cohen, Harry Borg, Charles Thake, Yousef "Joe" Sweid

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Video release suitable for 12 years and over icon12

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 13/04/2010

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

AGORA is a historical drama charting the life of female scientist and philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria, set against the backdrop of the downfall of the Roman Empire and the rise of Christianity.


There are occasional scenes of moderate violence in scenes of rioting between Christians, Romans and Jews including stabbings, blows to the head and stonings. These sometimes include sight of blood, although stronger images occur in the aftermath of violent scenes such as sight of a decapitated corpse and a head wound being sewn up.

There is also a brief scene in which a woman is threatened with sexual violence, but the attacker soon realises what he is doing is wrong and stops.

There is brief rear female nudity. A woman also presents an admirer with a symbolic gift of a cloth stained with blood from her menstrual cycle.



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Paramount Pictures UK,Paramount Home Entertainment (UK)
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