Cinema on the Egyptian pyramids

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Cinema on the Egyptian pyramids


The pyramids of Egypt are typically cinematographic elements, due to their perfect geometrical shapes and imposing sizes. What's more mysterious than a 150m high monument built by a 4500 year old civilization? All the elements are there for the cinema to seize these monuments scattered all over Egypt, a further argument in favor of their uses in the film industry.

There is therefore a very large number of films with at least one Egyptian pyramid. Of course, it is the famous pyramid of Khufu which is by far the most shown on the screen, but that of Djoser is also not bad, because it is less known, it is more original since in degrees, and especially it was built by a man somewhat fascinating, the famous Imhotep.

From a diversity of scenarii point of view, we are quite far from what we can find on other monuments of the world. For example, the movies about Christ the Redeemer in Rio or those on the Forbidden City of Beijing, are much more original. On the contrary, the pyramids of Egypt are always the subject of the same film, almost: Archaeologists discover a new pyramid or a mysterious passage in an existing pyramid and awaken an old God who begins to chase them in the form of 'a mummy. That's all, it's over. You have the scenario of a big name of these films. Something else ?

Here is a list of some films in which the pyramids of Egypt appear. They are sometimes at the center of the story, sometimes in the periphery, but their presence is always visible.


List of films in which the pyramids appear


Photos Name Directors Releases Description

Adèle Blanc-Sec

Adèle Blanc-Sec

Adèle Blanc-Sec Luc Besson 2010

In this year 1912, Adele Blanc-Sec, young intrepid journalist, is ready to do anything to achieve his goals, including landing in Egypt and find himself struggling with mummies of all kinds. At the same time in Paris, it's panic! A pterodactyl egg, 136 million years old, has mysteriously hatched!


Adèle Blanc-Sec

Adèle Blanc-Sec


The land of pharaohs

The land of pharaohs

The land of pharaohs Howard Hawks 1955 This film, now a little old, tells a story of the life of a pharaoh ensuring his eternal rest by building his tomb, an exceptional pyramid.

The spy who loved me

The spy who loved me

The spy who loved me Lewis Gilbert 1977

The James Bond saga, which is largely filmed in Egypt, shows a sequence in which the pyramids are the subject of a very colorful sound and light.


The spy who loved me

The spy who loved me


Stargate the door of the stars

Stargate the door of the stars

Stargate the door of the stars Roland Emmerich 1994 A sci-fi film in which an Egyptologist believes that the pyramids are at least 10,000 years old and discovers that it hides a secret related to an alien civilization. This is the film behind the Stargate SG1 series.

Mummy

Mummy

Mummy Stephen Sommers 1999

Long before the birth of Christ, for having dared to defy the pharaoh by robbing his young mistress, the high priest of Thebes, Imhotep, is mummified alive and buried in a secret crypt of Hamunaptra, the city of the dead.


Mummy

Mummy


Astérix et Obélix : Mission Cléopâtre

Astérix et Obélix : Mission Cléopâtre

Astérix et Obélix : Mission Cléopâtre Alain Chabat 2001 Cleopatra decides, to challenge the Roman Emperor Julius Caesar, to build in three months a sumptuous palace in the desert. If it succeeds, it must concede that the Egyptian people are the greatest of all peoples.

The curse of the sands

The curse of the sands

The curse of the sands David Flores 2007 This is an abysmal TV film, since it is assumed that the decors built for the Ten Commandments by Cecil B. DeMille have been razed for mysterious reasons that will be part of the story of two modern archaeologists. , rediscoverers of the site.

The day the Earth stopped

The day the Earth stopped

The day the Earth stopped Scott Derrickson 2008

A film with a very classic scenario, containing archaeologists discovering an unknown ancient Egyptian city, angry gods and aggressive mummies. All to make a classic adventure-horror movie.


The day the Earth stopped

The day the Earth stopped


10 000

10 000

10 000 Roland Emmerich 2008 12,000 years ago, the Yagahl tribe lived from the mammoth hunt (which they call "mannak") in the heart of a mountain range in what is now Russia. D'Leh (Steven Strait) is a friend of the beautiful Evolet (Camilla Belle), who was once adopted by the tribe.
Love at the foot of the pyramids Atef al-Tayeb 2009 Confronted with the housing crisis and the lack of means, Ali and Ragaa marry in secret. Not knowing where to love, they find themselves at the foot of the pyramids. This is where things go wrong.

Transformers: Revenge

Transformers: Revenge

Transformers : Revenge Michael Bay 2009

A war without mercy opposes the heroic Autobots to the terrible Decepticons: this war extends from Cybertron to the Earth. In the first years of the twenty-first century, the young Sam Witwicky becomes, without his knowledge, the ultimate hope of humanity.


Transformers 2

Transformers 2


The curse of the pyramid

The curse of the pyramid

The curse of the pyramid Roger Christian 2013 A film with a very classic scenario, containing archaeologists discovering an unknown ancient Egyptian city, angry gods and aggressive mummies. All to make a classic adventure-horror movie.

Exodus

Exodus

Exodus Ridley Scott 2014

Recounting the exodus of the Jewish people fleeing the grip of ancient Egyptian civilization, the film partly shows the pyramids of Egypt. We even see them on the poster.


Exodus

Exodus


Pyramide

Pyramide

Pyramid Grégory Levasseur 2014

A film of horror, the director follows archaeologists who have discovered an unknown pyramid in which they enter. Trapped in the heart of a labyrinth, they feel that something is stalking them.


Pyramid

Pyramid


The club of five and the secret of the pyramid

The club of five and the secret of the pyramid

The club of five and the secret of the pyramid Mike Marzuk 2016 The Club des Cinq flies to Egypt with Bernard, Claude's uncle, to authenticate a gold amulet. But on the spot, Bernard is the victim of an ambush: he is accused of theft and thrown in prison. The five friends quickly understand that a plot is in place to loot the pharaoh's tomb.

God of Egypt

God of Egypt

God of Egypt Alex Proyas 2016 In an alternative Egypt, the gods live among men. Gold runs in their veins, and the people fear and admire these overpowering creatures capable of turning into animals. As humans gather to witness the coronation of Horus by his father Osiris, the Machiavellian Seth assassinates his brother the king and exiles his opponent.


See also:

The plateau of Giza

Biography of Khufu




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