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Nero. Or the Fall of Rome. (1909)

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Roman emperor Nero is used to getting what he wants. He has grown tired of his wife Octavia, and has become infatuated with Poppea. He succeeds in making Poppea the new empress, but soon he... See full summary »

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Alberto Capozzi
Lydia De Roberti
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Mirra Principi
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Ernesto Vaser
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Roman emperor Nero is used to getting what he wants. He has grown tired of his wife Octavia, and has become infatuated with Poppea. He succeeds in making Poppea the new empress, but soon he faces opposition from an outraged populace. Written by Snow Leopard

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fairly slow-moving historical drama
22 April 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This short version of the story of the Roman Emperor Nero suffers from being tediously slow - not a failing of every primitive silent but it certainly is of this one.

Rolling in at 14 minutes it seems much longer and doesn't keep to historical fact for very long. Some bits are interesting though - Nero has visions because of guilt (which echo the visitations to the king in Shakespeare's Richard III to some extent). Now and again a performance comes to life but not that often.

An interesting curio, especially when you watch early attempts to create a believable setting to make the viewer think they are really watching something set in Rome. An Italian production which is interesting in fits and starts.


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