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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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Vittoria Belvedere ...
Julia Caesaris
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Russell Barr ...
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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 ...
Gérard Klein ...
Julius Caesar (as Gerard Klein)
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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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friend | emperor | death | love | civil war | See more »

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He inherited the Roman Empire. He decided the fate of the world. See more »

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Drama | History | Romance | War

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Rated R for some war violence | See all certifications »

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As part of the contract deal, the British and Italian companies hired actors and actresses from each of the countries that put money into the making of the film. See more »

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Temples and buildings in Ancient Rome were normally painted in bright colors. See more »

Quotes

Octavius: She's watching me.
Agrippa: Who?
Octavius: The woman I'll marry.
Agrippa: Where?
Octavius: Somewhere.
Agrippa: Quick! Open your wounds so that your hero's blood is easier to see!
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Followed by Imperium: Nero (2004) See more »

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Movie in the style of Lion of Winter
16 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the best movies I've seen since Lion of Winter with Katherine Hepburn. Peter O'Toole's performance is on par with her performance. Altogether a magnificent movie with lush sets and sterling acting from a host of actors unknown in the United States. I'm particularly enamored of Ken Duken as the you Agrippa and would like to see more from him.

A great blend of the full range of human emotions humor included at just the appropriate moment to keep it from becoming depressing.

I highly recommend this movie - do be aware, however that it is very long - although worth every minute.


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