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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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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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Directed by
Roger Young 
Writing credits
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
Paolo Antonini .... stunts
Mauro Aversano .... stunts
Federico Benvenuti .... stunts
Massimiliano Bianchi .... stunt camera vehicle assistant
Massimiliano Bianchi .... stunt rigger
Daniele Chiofalo .... stunts
Jacqueline Freda .... stunt rider
Jacqueline Freda .... stunt wrangler
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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Also Known As:
"Augustus" - Australia (DVD box title), USA (video title)
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Rated R for some war violence (DVD and VHS)
200 min | Argentina:180 min | USA:178 min | UK:177 min (cut) | Spain:161 min (DVD edition)
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?

Titus Vossberg based the villa decoration on actual Roman decorations. The wall painting of the study, the atrium, Augustus' bedroom and Julia's bedroom were all inspired by the authentic wall paintings that originally came from a villa belonging to Agrippa and Julia.See more »
Anachronisms: The uniforms of Octavius' guards are incorrect for the period of time.See more »
Agrippa:We've become the thing we hate, or does killing starving civilians make us heroes?See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of "Empire" (2005)See more »


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17 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
It's a good historical and overlong television film, 29 June 2004
Author: ma-cortes

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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