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    300 (2006)

    Film and Plot Synopsis King Xerxes of Persia amasses an army of hundreds of thousands for the purpose of invading and conquering Greece in 481 B.C. However, when the advancing Persian forces enter the treacherous mountain pass of Thermopylae, they encounter Spartan King Leonidas and his royal guard of soldiers numbering just 300. According to legend, their valor and sacrifice inspired all of Greece to unite against the Persian foe, planting the seeds of democracy and ushering in the Golden Age of Greece. Buy the Film *As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases. ‘300’ Movie Summary In 479 B.C., one year after the famous Battle of Thermopylae, Dilios (David Wenham), a Spartan soldier, tells other soldiers the story of the life of Leonidas I (Tyler Neitzel), from his first heroic account of killing a dangerous wolf with his bare hands as a child to his rise to kingship via the Spartan doctrine. As an adult, Leonidas (Gerard Butler) is visited by a Persian envoy (Peter Mensah) who demands earth and water as a token of submission to the rule of the mighty King Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro). Leonidas responds by kicking the envoy into a bottomless pit and orders …

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