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.
At an old age, prince Andrei Morudzi retreats to his castle in Romania, during the two world wars, after having lead an eventful youth. There he is seen upon as a rare bird by the local ... See full summary »
In 1918 a defeated Austro-Hungarian Baron Colonel Von Görtz returns home to Transylvania which has just been lost to Romania. A vengeful Von Görtz punishes the nearby villagers but Romanian Major Tudor Andrei aids them.
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
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 »
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 »
Sergiu Nicolaescu's movies are available on DVD since July 11, 2008
The newspaper "Adevarul" (the Truth) releases on DVD the "Historical" series of movies made by Sergiu Nicolaescu in the '60s, '70s and '80s. This contains the movies "Dacii" (the dacians), "Mircea", "Mihai Viteazul", "Nemuritorii" (the Imortals), "Capcana mercenarilor" (the mercenaries' trap), "Pentru patrie" (for the country). They are restored from film rolls from the National Film Archive (or national television archive), but quality is limited to VHS resolution. Given the film and audio technology level in 1967 the soundtrack is mono with subtitles in English and french. Colors are restored, but some scratches are visible throughout the movie, given its 41 years of age. Visual or audio effects were no concern for Nicolaescu, since its movies are based on historical facts transcending time and people. Fight scenes are real, using 5000 plus extras synchronized and filmed with multiple cameras, since no more than two takes were possible in one day at that scale. I don't know if the movies will be available outside the country, since are distributed only with the paper. http://www.filmeleadevarul.ro/istorice/category/filme/dacii/
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