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Cleopatra, the famed Egyptian Queen born in 69 B.C., is shown to have been brought by Roman ruler Julius Caesar at age 18. Caesar becomes sexually obsessed by the 18 year old queen, beds her, and eventually has a son by her. However, his Roman followers and his wife are not pleased by the union. In fact, as Caesar has only a daughter by his wife, he had picked Octavian as his successor. The out-of-wedlock son of Cleopatra is seen to be a threat to his future leadership. Thus Brutus and other Roman legislators plot the assassination of Caesar. Caesar's loyal general, Marc Antony, and Octavian then divide up the Roman empire. Antony takes Egypt and soon takes up the affair with Cleopatra. However, Octavian soon launches an attack on Antony and ultimately defeats and mortally wounds him. Rather than permitting herself to be humiliated by Octavian, Cleopatra sends her son away to India and she commits suicide by permitting the deadly asp to bite her. Written by
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During the battle within the walls of Alexandria, Cleopatra is running to save the burning library and is chased down by a soldier on a horse. Cleopatra uses her own spear to flip him into a pillar. When he hits the base of the pillar, it moves, revealing that it is a loosely attached prop. See more »
I have never seen the other movies on the story of Cleopatra, only parts of them. I don't think Liz Taylor looks like an Epytian. But then I saw this Film. It's fantastic! Leonor Varela is the ideal cast. She is beautiful and human. You can always feel with her, but also see, what were her faults. Sometimes she's like a little girl, then a cold-blooded ruler, then a selfless guardian of her people, and she lives for her love. Also the colours are amazing. The cast is perfect. This film is simply the best Cleopatra-film. You can't make a better one.
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