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The Last Roman (1968)

Kampf um Rom I (original title)
Cethegus, capo della nobiltà romana, viaggia verso Bisanzio per raggiungere Giustiniano, in attesa di marciare contro i Goti, guidati da Narses. Cethegus vorrebbe ottenere la vittoria su ... See full summary »

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Cethegus, capo della nobiltà romana, viaggia verso Bisanzio per raggiungere Giustiniano, in attesa di marciare contro i Goti, guidati da Narses. Cethegus vorrebbe ottenere la vittoria su entrambi i fronti della battaglia, per potere ottenere il predominio ed il controllo di tutto l'impero. Written by rosebud6

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A great, underrated historical epic: not a gladiator movie
3 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Around 500 A.D., after Rome has fallen, a Roman politician,Cethegus, played by Laurence Harvey, tries to return Rome to greatness. He plays the Goth leaders, who really ruled Italy at this time, against each other. The surviving leader attacks Rome at which point Cethegus gets military help from the Emperor Justinian (Orson Wells), while he keeps his army in reserve to take on whoever is left. Events don't quite go as he planned

This is a complex, well plotted film. It is no Ben Hur, but the characters are engaging, the political intrigue is very well developed, the acting quite good (Laurence Harvey's final scene is great) and the battle scenes truly epic. In an unusual bit a casting, Michale Dunn plays Justinian's general Narses and, in great performance,steals almost every scene he is in. This is a quite good unjustly neglected epic well worth tracking down and seeing. It was released on video tape in the late 1970's but not in wide screen which this film really needs, and Honour Blackman's topless scene was, alas,cropped to just a closeup from the neck up.


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