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The Dacians (1966)

Dacii (original title)
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, Decebalus' Daughter
Georges Marchal ...
Roman General Fuscus
Amza Pellea ...
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Oluper
Alexandru Herescu ...
Cotyso, Decebalus' Son
György Kovács ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ion Apahideanu
Leopoldina Balanuta ...
Meda, Decebalus' Daughter (voice)
Ion Banica
Geo Barton ...
Roman Senator Attius / Zoltes
Ion Besoiu ...
Roman General Severus (voice)
Ion Birá
Florin Blanarescu
Anatol Bogdan
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Storyline

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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ROL 20,113,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Many of the actors were dubbed in Romanian for various reasons: the French actors didn't speak Romanian, Alexandru Herescu was a débutant, György Kovács had a strong Hungarian accent, Amza Pellea had a vocal chords infection. See more »

Goofs

In the 27th minute there is a brief (reversed) shot of the Roman soldiers running, with their ladders, away from the city walls rather than attacking them. See more »

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

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a masterpiece on Romanian history
14 April 2005 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

Nicolaecu's movie is one of the greatest Romanian films ever made. The leading role of the king belongs to Amza Pellea, who wonderfully combines the force of the ancestors and the art of giving life to such a character.

The genuine landscapes bring the viewer into a prodigious world of mystery and ancient beliefs which are now violently invaded by the roman conquerors. The co-production benefits not only from the performance of the actors, the settings or the daring achievement in directing of Nicolaescu, but also from the unique, yet true story.

This is what i call a good movie, but this is the comment of a novice in matters of movie critics. For those who enjoy spending precious time on movies, this is worth watching.


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