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Imperium: Augustus -- Caesar Augustus (O'Toole) tells of how he became the emperor to his reluctant daughter, Julia (Belvedere) following the death of her husband Agrippa (Duken).

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Writer (WGA):
Eric Lerner (written by)
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Release Date:
30 November 2003 (Italy) See more »
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Tagline:
History will bear the mark of his rule. See more »
Plot:
Caesar Augustus tells of how he became the emperor to his reluctant daughter, Julia following the death of her husband Agrippa. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Graham Crowden obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 22 October 2010, 9:08 AM, PDT)

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All that was Rome See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Peter O'Toole ... Augustus Caesar

Charlotte Rampling ... Livia Drusilla
Vittoria Belvedere ... Julia Caesaris

Benjamin Sadler ... Gaius Octavius / Young Augustus

Ken Duken ... Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa
Russell Barr ... Gaius Maecenas

Juan Diego Botto ... Iullus Antonius
Martina Stella ... Young Livia
Valeria D'Obici ... Atia

Michele Bevilacqua ... Tiberius
Riccardo De Torrebruna ... Decimus
Giampiero Judica ... Scipio
Vanni Materassi ... Musa
Elena Ballesteros ... Octavia
Gérard Klein ... Julius Caesar (as Gerard Klein)
Achille Brugnini ... Cassius
Alexander Strobele ... Lucius Tutilius

Gottfried John ... Cicero
Michael Reale ... Lepidus
Anna Valle ... Cleopatra
Massimo Ghini ... Mark Antony
Massimo Sarchielli ... Beggar / Farmer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hatem Maroub ... Centurion

Francis Pardeilhan ... Tiberius, Scipio (voice)
Antonio Petrocelli ... Brutus
Hichem Rostom ... Lawyer
Paolo Scalabrino ... Plancius
Noureddine Souli ... Centurion
Nick Alexander ... Physician (voice) (uncredited)
Gregory Snegoff ... Cicero (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Roger Young 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Eric Lerner (written by)

Produced by
Luca Bernabei .... producer
Matilde Bernabei .... producer
Ferdinand Dohna .... producer: EOS
Salvatore Morello .... executive producer
Corrado Trionfera .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Pino Donaggio 
 
Cinematography by
Giovanni Galasso 
 
Film Editing by
Alessandro Lucidi 
 
Casting by
Fabiola Banzi 
Cornelia von Braun 
Jeremy Zimmermann 
 
Production Design by
Carmelo Agate 
 
Set Decoration by
Titus Vossberg 
 
Costume Design by
Paolo Scalabrino 
 
Makeup Department
Jana Carboni .... makeup artist
Elisabetta De Leonardis .... key hair stylist
Marcelle Genovese .... hair stylist
Federico Laurenti .... key makeup artist
Alberto Moccia .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Franco Casellato .... post-production supervisor
Rosario Ranieri .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sergio Ercolessi .... first assistant director
Corrado Meotti .... first assistant director: second unit
Corrado Meotti .... second assistant director
Franco Maria Salamon .... second unit director
Bojana Sutic .... first assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Andrea Di Palma .... assistant production designer
Cristiano Donzelli .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Marco Giacomelli .... sound editor
Andrea Moser .... sound mixer
Daniele Quadroli .... sound effects editor
David Quadroli .... sound effects editor
Fabrizio Quadroli .... sound effects editor
Marco Streccioni .... sound engineer
 
Special Effects by
Pasquale Catalano .... special effects
Massimo Ciaraglia .... special effects technician
Edmondo Natali .... special effects coordinator
Fabio Traversari .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Massimo Cipollina .... visual effects
Salvo Severino .... visual effects
Nicola Sganga .... visual effects
Giuseppe Squillaci .... visual effects supervisor: Proxima
Giuseppe Tagliavini .... digital artist
 
Stunts
Paolo Antonini .... stunts
Mauro Aversano .... stunts
Federico Benvenuti .... stunts
Massimiliano Bianchi .... stunt camera vehicle assistant
Massimiliano Bianchi .... stunt rigger
Daniele Chiofalo .... stunts
Jaqueline Freda .... stunt rider (as Jacqueline Freda)
Jaqueline Freda .... stunt wrangler (as Jacqueline Freda)
Riccardo Mioni .... stunt coordinator
Alessandro Novelli .... stunts
Franco Maria Salamon .... stunt supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Giordano De Blasis .... electrician
Cristiano Natalucci .... focus puller: "a" camera
 
Casting Department
Fabiola Banzi .... casting: Italy
Alex Pisani .... extras casting
Cornelia von Braun .... casting: Germany
Jeremy Zimmermann .... casting: English
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stefano De Nardis .... assistant costume designer
Marco Fantoni .... set costumer
Ali Lammari .... set costumer
Maurizio Torti .... key set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Valentina Mariani .... assistant editor
Ivan Tozzi .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
Maurizio Abeni .... orchestrator (2003)
 
Transportation Department
Faysal Methamem .... transportation manager
 
Other crew
Giorgio Antonini .... sword master
Carlo Antonioni .... horse master
Francesco Arlanch .... story editor
Lucia Ceresa .... production assistant
Mirko D'Angeli .... production secretary
Ivana Kastratovic .... production coordinator
Fernando Muraca .... story editor
Marco Olivieri .... location manager
Paola Sangiovanni .... script supervisor
Laura Vergelli .... dialogue adaptor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Augustus" - Australia (DVD box title), USA (video title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some war violence (DVD and VHS)
Runtime:
200 min | Argentina:180 min | USA:178 min | UK:177 min (cut) | Spain:161 min (DVD edition)
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Certification:
Australia:M | Germany:12 | Singapore:PG | Spain:13 | UK:15 (DVD release) | UK:12 (cut UK version) | UK:15 (uncut) | USA:R (DVD and VHS)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: 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 »
Quotes:
[On the list of enemies to be murdered]
Mark Antony:Write your enemies names on this list.
Octavius:I have no names.
Mark Antony:You have no balls!
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Movie Connections:
Followed by Imperium: Saint Peter (2005) (TV)See more »

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18 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
All that was Rome, 11 September 2005
Author: gradyharp from United States

AUGUSTUS (also known as IMPERIUM: AUGUSTUS) is a film made for television, which could explain how its three and one half hour length would be spread over at least three nights. This movie was made with an obvious plentiful budget, sponsored by the Italian government and US filmmakers, and the result is a complex and nicely detailed biographical study of the first Emperor of Rome, Augustus Caesar, the man whose reign spanned the BC/AD time frame with all the attendant changes in world geography and history and religious orders. It was a time of Rome's greatness and a time of Rome's disintegration.

Writer Eric Lerner and Director Roger Young wisely elected to tell this tale as a series of flashbacks as recalled by the aged, dying Augustus brilliantly portrayed by Peter O'Toole. His very presence gives the project credibility and dignity and helps the viewer forgive any of the many shortcomings that dot this epic. Augustus is attended by his wife Livia (again, a wise choice in casting the always superb Charlotte Rampling to bring this odd woman to life). With some adroit camera superimpositions of the old Augustus' face the story goes back in time to the death of Julius Caesar, the one who appointed the young Augustus (Benjamin Sadler) to be his successor. It is 42 BC and the young Augustus, together with his sidekicks Agrippa (Ken Duken) and Maecenas (Russell Barr in a foppish turn), struggle through the Senate, the noblemen, and the poor people of Rome who all have been ignored during Julius Caesar's infamous wars to expand the Empire. The complicated lineage to the 'throne' of Rome is manipulated by Julia (Vittoria Belvedere), Marc Antony (Massimo Ghini), Tiberius (Michele Bevilacqua) and Iullus (Juan Diego Botto), the son of Marc Antony, among many others.

Along the way we meet Cleopatra (Anne Valle) and Cicero (Gottfried John) and many of the other casually dropped names of Roman history. Though the names and the changes of who is ruling who at any one time can be confusing to even the most astute Roman historian, the writer and director do their best to make this story flow so that it all is of a piece. The acting is superb for the leads, adequate for the secondary roles, and the camera work manages to make the numerous battlefield sequences seem cogent.

In the end is the beginning: the death of Augustus. A casual mention is made that during his reign there was born in the land of Judea a child whose name was Jesus...and suddenly the whole lengthy film gathers more meaning. This is a fine overview of Roman history and civilization and thanks to the fine work by Peter O'Toole and Charlotte Rampling the result is very satisfying. Grady Harp

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