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Ridley Scott's epic, based on the Bible's Book of Exodus, has been banned in Egypt due to 'historical inaccuracies'.

The biblical epic starring Christian Bale as Moses, and Joel Edgerton as Pharaoh Rameses, has been banned in the country of its origin. Despite all the pulling power of the directors name and Hollywood, the country's censors were unimpressed with the film's claim that an earthquake sparked the famous Parting of the Red Sea, rather than a divine miracle, and another suggesting that Jews built the Pyramids.

Christian Bale as Moses
Christian Bale as Moses

The film is also rumoured to be banned in Morocco, due to its large Muslim population. The film was apparently axed a day before it was due to premier. According to Agence France-Presse, Morocco does not want to screen the film because it is a largely Muslim country, and Muslims believe that Moses is prophet and hence should not be depicted on the big screen.

The film grossed a relatively disappointing $24.5 million (£15.5 million) on its opening weekend after mixed reviews from critics.


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Source: Indepedent


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