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.
The film is an adaptation of a novel by Marin Preda, a controversial novelist who died during the Communist rule soon after the book was published. It tells the story of an intellectual, ... See full summary »
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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
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 »
The movie mentions the "week" as a measure of time, but that was not part of the culture, and even the Romans had only a 8-day week for hundreds of years after the time of the movie. See more »
Best fight scenes , huge masses of soldiers , very credible movie.I saw that movie when I was a child and I was very impressed . I saw again when I grew up and still impressed. I was fascinated by the story of fighting between Dacia and Rome and when I saw this movie the stories became reality. Great performance for the unforgettable actor Amza Pellea as Decebal (the king of dacians) and the best movie of Sergiu Nicolaescu. This is a super-production in the spirit of '60 movies (Spartacus , Battle for Rome).
A movie with great Romanian and international actors. The movie is better than The Gladiator or other actual historical movies.
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