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The Dacians (1966)
"Dacii" (original title)

 -  Biography | Drama | History  -  1966 (Romania)
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The Dacian kingdom lies at the eastern border of the Roman Empire.Only the river Danube separates the two mortal enemies.The Dacian king Decebalus knows that soon the vastly superior Roman legions will cross the river and attack Dacia.

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Credited cast:
Pierre Brice ...
Marie-José Nat ...
Meda
Georges Marchal ...
Fuscus
Amza Pellea ...
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Oluper
Alexandru Herescu ...
Cotyso
György Kovács ...
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Ion Apahideanu
Ion Banica
Geo Barton ...
Zoltes
Ion Birá
Florin Blanarescu
Anatol Bogdan
Emil Botta ...
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Dumitru Butnariu
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The great King of Dacia, Decebal (Decebalus), is disposed to make the ultimate sacrifice in order to keep the integrity of his people. His own son, Cotyso, is given to the god Zamolxis to the dismay of the King and his daughter Meda. Septimius Severus a young roman devoted to his adopted country, must make the choice between his blood origins and the culture he was raised to. Written by Aura Vatafu

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Kampf der Titanen gegen Rom  »

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Trivia

The Dacians were a proud tribe and they were related to other Thracian tribes inhabiting the region of modern-day Romania.Their last king, Decebalus,ruled between 87 A.D. and 106 A.D. when his kingdom was conquered by the Roman Empire.He committed suicide in 106 A.D. rather than be captured by Roman soldiers and sold into slavery.The Roman Empired viewed Dacia as a threat to its security as witnessed by frequent Dacian raids into the Roman province of Moesia located south of the river Danube.Major Dacian-Roman wars took place in the years 88 A.D. , 101-102 A.D. and 105-106 A.D. ending with a total defeat for the Dacians and the death of Dacian king Decebalus. See more »

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All of the mounted troops use very obviously modern equipment. Most notable were the stirrups. Stirrups did not come into common use in Europe until at least the 8th century, long after the end of the Roman Empire. See more »

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Referenced in German Grusel - Die Edgar Wallace-Serie (2011) See more »

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On "Dacii" and "Columna"
1 December 2005 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

I wish people were less "detached" and less bored sometimes, to appreciate valuable movies for what they really are - valuable movies. As I am about to finish watching "Columna" on TV here in Bucharest, I'm thinking how lucky we are to have this fascinating history. To us, both "Dacii" and "Columna" are excellent and make very valid points as to how ancient Dacia was conquered by the Romans.

I am sorry that these movies (as many other Romanian historical movies) are not easy to find in the West, as the viewer comments on here seem to indicate. (I'd initially come on here to see where they could be found, to recommend them to a friend in the West). I think they would also prove useful, providing a wealth of information and "insight" for anyone wanting to learn more about this part of the world.


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