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Imperium: Augustus (2003)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | History | Romance  -  30 November 2003 (Italy)
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Caesar Augustus tells of how he became the emperor to his reluctant daughter, Julia following the death of her husband Agrippa.

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Julia Caesaris
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Iullus Antonius
Martina Stella ...
Young Livia
Valeria D'Obici ...
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Riccardo De Torrebruna ...
Decimus
Giampiero Judica ...
Scipio
Vanni Materassi ...
Elena Ballesteros ...
Octavia
Gérard Klein ...
Julius Caesar (as Gerard Klein)
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Storyline

In 42 BC Rome is in the middle of a civil war. Together with his friend AGRIPPA, the young Augustus goes to Spain in order to help JULIUS CAESAR in his struggle against the troops of POMPEY. Even though they are outnumbered, they manage to defeat Pompey. Caesar honours his adopted son Augustus with a triumphal entry into Rome and then sends him to Greece together with his friends Agrippa and Maecenas. There, Augustus hears the news of Caesar's assassination and he returns to Rome with his friends. Back in Rome, he is able to gain both the support of the people and political power. In his struggle with the conspirators against Caesar he finds an ally in MARC ANTONY. Marc Antony not only pursues BRUTUS and CASSIUS, he also initiates a wave of executions which practically eliminates the old Roman ruling class. Among those who are killed is the husband of LIVIA DRUSILLA, a woman with whom Augustus had been in love as a young man. Through a combination of good luck and chance, Augustus and... Written by Anonymous

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As the empire kneeled in defeat, one man stood in triumph. See more »

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Rated R for some war violence | See all certifications »

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To lower the rating, some DVD and VHS releases cut the scene where Tiberius attacks and rapes Julia. See more »

Goofs

The legions in the founding of the Second Triumvirate are going into battle but not carrying their standards. Roman legions *always* carried their standards. See more »

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Mark Antony: Do you know how to make a new world? By destroying the old!
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Followed by Imperium: Nero (2004) See more »

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Refreshingly not in formulaic Hollywood style.
5 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie's historical accuracy was matched by it's overall quality of performance and filming. Peter O'Toole is an extremely talented actor and the rest of the cast, though unknown to me, did an equally fine job. The sets and costuming were impressively accurate as were the battle scenes and no one threw a single sword! Truly, a gem which I discovered quite by chance and sincerely recommend to anyone sick of attempts at historical movies that get butchered by film-makers that haven't got a clue and are just worried about making these historical figures into comic book super heroes. A must-see for the serious history buff.


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