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Caesar the Conqueror (1962)
"Giulio Cesare il conquistatore delle Gallie" (original title)

 |  Adventure, Biography, Drama  |  1963 (USA)
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Julius Caesar leads the Roman army to battle against rebels in Gaul.

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Rik Battaglia ...
Vercingetorix (as Rick Battaglia)
Dominique Wilms ...
Queen Astrid
Ivica Pajer ...
Claudius Valerian (as Ivo Payer)
Raffaella Carrà ...
Publia
Carlo Tamberlani ...
Cesare Fantoni ...
Caius Opio
Giulio Donnini ...
Eporidorige
Nerio Bernardi ...
Carla Calò ...
Piero Palermini ...
Quintus Sabino
Bruno Tocci ...
Aldo Pini ...
Quintus Cicero
Lucia Randi ...
Clelia
Fedele Gentile ...
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In 54 B.C. Julius Caesar seeks to solidify his position in Rome by putting down a rebellion in Gaul led by a tribal chieftain named Vercingetorix. Vercingetorix has rallied many tribes to his cause, including one led by the beautiful Queen Asterix and others who'd once pledged allegiance to Rome. At first things go badly for the Romans, complicated by the fact that Vercingetorix has captured and tortured a centurion named Claudius Valerius who's in love with Caesar's ward, Publia, who has also fallen into the hands of Vercingetorix. Eventually a great battle pitting Caesar against the rebellious Gaul decides the fate of all concerned. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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Italian censorship visa #38390 of September 15, 1962. See more »

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Vercingetorix: You're beautiful, Asterix. Too beautiful for the horrors of the battlefield.
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Good Julius against villain Vercingétorix.
15 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

The script proudly reads :"from Julius Ceasar's "the Gauls war" but the plot is so far-fetched it can only have been intended as a joke.Sure,we know about Julius's frames of mind which begin and close the movie,but the rest of the story is business as usual.

Vercingetorix is an obscure historic character,only known by Ceasar's pieces of writing.So why not turning him into the movie's villain?Played by a mediocre actor,the Gallic chief looks like a comic strip baddie,lecherous,cruel and treacherous.On the other hand,Romans are noble,brave,loyal and virtuous.

The Alesia episode is completely false historically speaking:it was a very long siege and the director reduces it to a battle .Alesia was located on a hill,in the movie it's a plain.And I'm not sure Mark Antony was here.

But the Gallic had their revenge in 1963:Astérix was born.


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