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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, Decebalus' Daughter
Georges Marchal ...
Roman General Fuscus
Amza Pellea ...
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


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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1966 (Romania)  »

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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 »


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 »


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

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Roman Legions invade Dacia
19 February 2007 | by (Florida, United States) – See all my reviews

"The Dacians" (Dacii) follows a very decent plot for a sword-and-sandal genre. Roman legions invade Dacia ready to become "The Masters of the World." But this Roman world is not united, but filled with intrigues and back stabbing among the Emperor and the general. "Sufro," (I suffer it) proclaims the Emperor while hiding his satisfaction. On the Dacian side, patriotism (300 Spartans style) fills their souls. "Why the Dacian smile when they die?" asks the Roman commander.

The photography of the Romanian country side and the Roman Legions on the march is excellent. The soundtrack is superb when the Roman legions are advancing. To add to the spectacle 5,000 extras fill the landscape.

Thanks to a Web site that sells Romanian movies in the NTSC format, I could watch this little jewel again. The follow up ("Column" or "The Trajan Column")seems to be unavailable.

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