He is considered the model of the world ruler: no superlative suffices to adequately describe the Macedonian king’s charismatic personality, his military skills or his vision of a peaceful, multicultural empire. As a warlord, Alexander was already a legend in his lifetime, but it was future generations that elevated him to the state of a myth. The historical figure behind it has almost completely disappeared. The two-part documentary takes a look at how the son of a king from a remote part of northern Greece ended up becoming Europe’s first global ruler.
Part 1: In pursuit of power
Part 2: To the end of the world
WRITER: Martin Carazo Mendez DIRECTOR: Christian Twente, Martin Carazo Mendez CAMAERAMEN: Martin Christ, Jörg Adams, Torbjörn Karvang, Marc Riemer, Panagiotis Costoglou EDITOR: Ramin Sabeti, Christoph Sagert MUSIC: Paul Rabinger