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 »
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 »
One of the greatest historical movies of all times!
Unlike many Hollywood movies of the same period (Cleopatra, Ben-Hur, Fall of the Roman Empire, etc) this one is almost perfect in the historical accuracy sence. They used the latest archeological data available at the time (Trajan's column) to show Roman legions in their glory. Cinematography is great. I've heard they used something like 5,000 extras to create battle scenes. Unlike its sequel (Collona), this movie is a masterpiece for everyone who likes cinema and ancient history. I think that if it would be released in the USA it would be nominated for Oscar. Its a shame that this video is hard to find and is not available in major stores.
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