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The full German title "Augustus - Mein Vater, der Kaiser" literally means in English "Augustus - My Father, the Emperor." The title "My Father, the Emperor" was originally going to be the international English title, but distributors felt that "Augustus" was more suitable. See more »
When Agrippa, Octavius and Maecenas are hiding in a fish cart, someone taps the side on the cart so they know when to climb out but Agrippa tells Maecenas to hurry before they're seen. As they are climbing out, two crew members can be seen holding the sides still to stop the three men falling over. See more »
[to Julia after trying to murder Augustus]
I did it for you.
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It's a good historical and overlong television film
The movie deals upon Octavio Augusto's(Peter O'Toole)epic life since the first triumvirate: 'Craso,Pompeyo and Julio Cesar'. Julius Caesar(Gerard Klein) and Augustus -nephew and heir of Cesar- fight against Pompeyo who's vanquished in Munda and Farsalia. At the 'Idus of March' Julio Cesar is killed by Bruto and Casio .Marco Antonius(Maximo Ghini) and Augustus defeat them in Filipos.
The second triumvirate is formed : Marco Antonio rules over Egypt, Lepido in Africa and Augustus governs over Rome and Hispania where he defeats Cantabros and Astures. Marco Antonius is married to Octavia (Elena Ballesteros), Augustus's sister. After that, Marco Antonio is wedded to Cleopatra but they are defeated by Augustus in ¨Actium¨. Octavio Augusto married Livia (Charlotte Rampling)who had formerly given birth one son, named Tiberio. Julia, who was born in a previous marriage of Octavio, marries general Agripa and had two children: Cayo and Lucio, early deceased. Tiberius will inherit the empire.
The runtime movie is overlong , it's a bit boring but it will appeal to history buffs. It's an European co-production made by some countries: Germany,France, Spain and England. Direction by Roger Young is nice, first rate set design , the film is very atmospheric, Roman time is well designed. Cinematography and Pino Donaggio's music is excellent. Rating 6,5. Charming, well worth seeing.
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