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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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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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The War of the Julio-Claudians 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)
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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)

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Trivia:
To lower the rating, some DVD and VHS releases cut the scene where Tiberius attacks and rapes Julia.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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 »
Quotes:
[to Octavius]
Agrippa:If you send your legions against Antony, you'll start another civil war.
Maecenas:Do you want him to ignore the betrayal of his sister? Ignore this?
Agrippa:Do you want him to be the one who bring Roman against Roman again?
Maecenas:Don't go in there without a plan, country boy!
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Movie Connections:
Followed by Imperium: Saint Peter (2005) (TV)See more »

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10 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
The War of the Julio-Claudians, 6 May 2006
Author: Ben Westwood from Rhode Island, United States

Let us paint the scene: The year is 12BC. The republic has been replaced with the imperial family, the rebels are gathering and the fight for the succession is on. Frankly, it is like THE WAR OF THE ROSES, Ancient Roman style! The side most are routing for is the current emperor Augustus, and Julia, his beautiful, clever and liberal daughter. They stand for rights for the plebs and responsibility of the nobles, rather then for them to lay around on their backsides in litters. The father and daughter are at war against the cunning, merciless and sly Livia Drusilla, who has a strong desire to see her own son, Tiberius, on the throne. A believe so strong that he should be the next man "worthy of the name Caesar" she even tries to sway her husband Augustus into it. He of course always says no.

This is the first point of greatness in this moderately made TV drama: Augustus is not a dolt like he is in I, CLAUDIUS, he is as he should have been: knowing, ruthless and in league with everyone. Augustus did know everything and wasn't at all as stupid as Robert Graves wanted us to believe he was. He knew how Livia's mind worked and knew how to take care of her. Despite all arguments from both parties, they don't really love one another, they are like friendly rivals who both want their children to become leader of some big corporation.

Of course the victims in the war against each other are Julia and Tiberius, who both hold the love or their father/mother, but have different ideas on how they'd rather spend their day. Augustus wants a baby-making, obedient daughter and mother-of-Roman-future in Julia. What Julia wants is to live up for a lot of lost living, marry Iullus Antonius and settle down nicely. Also, despite what Livia wants, Tiberius would be more content matching in the army, sleeping out in the open and throwing stones into the sea.

There are historical tidbits about his show you might want to know. For example, Marcus Agrippa and Julia are lacking three children in this show! They were baby-making machines in reality, having one child back to back with each other. Also, Julia was banished in 2 BC not 12 BC, and her sons died in different years, not the same year.

Nonetheless, I'd give it a watch if you want a bit of fun. It's long but certainly worth a rent-it or even buy-it cry. The DVD doesn't cost much, so give it a go.

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