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Marcus Vinicius meets Lygia in Rome and falls in love. But she is Christian and doesn't want anything to do with him. Marcus decides to kidnap her but Ursus, her bodyguard, catches Marcus. After that, Lygia falls in love, but Marcus must go to meet Nero. After the meeting somebody told Marcus that Nero burnt Rome. Marcus decides to go back to Rome and find Lygia. Written by
Jerzy Kawalerowicz's Quo Vadis was both a compelling and evocative production. The story, based on love amidst persecution is a timeless story that was portrayed effectively thanks to the fantastic directing by Mr Kawalerowicz, the breathtaking special effects and the exceptional acting by some of Poland great actors. Although the film was 3 hours long, at no time was I bored or even afterwards, the film left me thinking about those times and the various themes conveyed in the film. This film is truely an epic and deserves to be credited as such.
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