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The movie begins with Ptolemy I Soter narrating the key events of Alexander's life and events revolving around his invasion of the Achaemenid Empire (Persian Empire). He was declared a god in Egypt and then found the pivotal Battle of Gaugamela, where the Persian army was defeated and later fell. The story then goes back to show the strained relationship between Alexander's mother (Olympias) and Philip II. Alexander takes solace in wrestling, horse riding, and becomes tutored by Aristotle.