‘Exodus‘ chose a wide marble quarry in Macael to represent the area inside the city of Pythom where the Hebrew slaves, in appalling working conditions, extract the stone used to build palaces, sphinxes, pyramids…
These scenes, mixed with others set in El Chorrillo area that also represents the city of Pythom, required the presence of hundreds of extras and a lot of animals such as elephants, camels or horses used in the stone extraction. Some of these general camera shots count on a detailed treatment of visual effects to include fires, wood scaffolds or birds in the sky, to the point that it is difficult to recognize the location.
Macael and the marble area, although it is one of the most powerful economic cores in Andalucia, remains mostly unreleased as a cinematographic location. Thanks to the shooting of ‘Exodus‘, it has been added to the long collection of sets in the province, offering another alternative to the producers who decide to set their stories in this land.