Queen Gorgo of Sparta tells her men about the Battle of Marathon, in which King Darius of Persia was killed by General Themistocles of Athens ten years earlier.
Darius’s son, Xerxes, witnesses his father’s death and is told “only the gods can defeat the Greeks”. Darius’s naval commander, Artemisia, claims that Darius’s last words were a challenge, and sends Xerxes on a journey through the desert.
Genre: Action, War, Drama
Stars: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey