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300 A.D. : the Roman Sebastianus is exiled to a remote outpost populated exclusively by men. Weakened by their desires... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Barney James ... Severus
Neil Kennedy ... Maximus
Leonardo Treviglio ... Sebastiane
Richard Warwick ... Justin
Donald Dunham ... Claudius
Daevid Finbar ... Julian
Ken Hicks ... Adrian
Lindsay Kemp ... Dancer
Steffano Massari ... Marius
Janusz Romanov ... Anthony
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Peter Hinwood ... Emperor's guest
Gerald Incandela ... Leopard Boy
Jordan ... Emperor's guest
Robert Medley ... Emperor Diocletian
Philip Sayer ... Emperor's guest
Charlotte Barnes ... Emperor's guest (uncredited)
Rufus Barnes ... Emperor's guest (uncredited)

Nell Campbell ... Emperor's guest (uncredited)
Sally Campbell ... Emperor's guest (uncredited)
Graham Cracker ... Emperor's guest (uncredited)
Michael Davis ... Emperor's guest (uncredited)
Nicholas de Jongh ... Emperor's guest (uncredited)
Joan de Vere Hunt ... Emperor's guest (uncredited)
Duggie Fields ... Emperor's guest (uncredited)
Guy Ford ... Emperor's guest (uncredited)
Christopher Hobbs ... Emperor's guest (uncredited)
Gerlinde Kostiff ... Emperor's guest (uncredited)
Michael Kostiff ... Emperor's guest (uncredited)
Ulla Larson-Styles ... Emperor's guest (uncredited)
Andrew Logan ... Emperor's guest (uncredited)
Luciana Martínez ... Roman Matron (uncredited)
Alasdair McGaw ... Emperor's guest (uncredited)

Patricia Quinn ... Emperor's guest (uncredited)
Eric Roberts ... Executioner (uncredited)
Norman Rosenthal ... Emperor's guest (uncredited)
Johnny Rozsa ... Emperor's guest (uncredited)
John Scarlett-Davies ... Emperor's guest (uncredited)
Rae Spencer-Cullen ... Emperor's guest (uncredited)
Volker Stokes ... Emperor's guest (uncredited)
Thilo von Watzdorf ... Emperor's guest (uncredited)
Harry Waistnage ... Emperor's guest (uncredited)
Kevin Whitney ... Court Painter (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Humfress 
Derek Jarman 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paul Humfress 
Derek Jarman 
Jack Welch  latin translation
James Whaley 

Produced by
Howard Malin .... producer
James Whaley .... producer
 
Original Music by
Brian Eno 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Middleton 
 
Film Editing by
Paul Humfress 
 
Production Design by
Derek Jarman (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Guy Ford .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Jose Aquon .... titles
Daniel Egan .... props
Christopher Hobbs .... illustrations
Barney Wan .... titles
 
Sound Department
Mike Billing .... dubbing mixer
John Hayes .... sound recordist
Hugh Smith .... sound assistant
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gerald Incandela .... still photographer
Bob McShane .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Colin Gittens .... assistant editor
Ian Murdoch .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Andrew Thomas Wilson .... composer: dance music
 
Other crew
Jane Fields .... location executive
Lindsay Kemp .... dance choreographer
Lindsay Kemp .... dance performer (as Lindsay Kemp and Troupe)
Luciana Martínez .... location executive
 
Thanks
Ian Kierney .... special thanks
Andrew Logan .... special thanks
Robert Medley .... special thanks
Ferdinando Scarfiotti .... special thanks
Louise Walker .... special thanks
 

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Runtime:
86 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia:
Filmed in Sardinia, near the town of Buggerru.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The soldiers play with a modern Frisbee in one scene. When one soldier catches it, the logo appears.See more »
Quotes:
Justin:You are marvellous and dance like a god.
Sebastiane:Not like a god, Justin, but for God.
Justin:Severus understands your dance?
Sebastiane:Yes, he understands.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Postcards from America (1994)See more »

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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Not for all sensibilities, 20 February 2000
Author: John Firth (johnafirth@gmail.com) from Newcastle, England

It's a while since I watched this, and what little I do remember is odd, to say the least (it is a Jarman film), so I won't try to go into detail, as I'd probably mis-remember something. All I will say is that it's a definite indicator as to which way Jarman went. Certainly not one for homophobes.

Visually striking (as is typical of Jarman), this film is best known for being the first film to be filmed entirely in Latin (The Holy Office (from Spain) in 1975 had some dialogue in Latin, but also Hebrew), and also for being Jarman's debut feature (he had worked on three pictures beforehand, including Ken Russell's The Devils, but this was his first directing job). As with most of Jarman's work, Sebastiane is very arthouse, and will rarely be played on television (Channel 4 here in the UK last played it a few years ago in a Jarman season). Next time it's on, do as I intend to do, and watch it.

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