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Imperium: Augustus (TV Movie 2003) Poster

(2003 TV Movie)

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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.
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Some of the actors spoke good English with good accents, however in order to sell the film in the US, they too were dubbed.
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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.
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To lower the rating, some DVD and VHS releases cut the scene where Tiberius attacks and rapes Julia.
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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.
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Peter O'Toole and Charlotte Rampling have previously appeared together in Foxtrot (1976), where they also played a married couple.
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The following actors were dubbed: Vittoria Belvedere (Julia), Anna Valle (Cleopatra), Massimo Ghini (Mark Antony), Juan Diego Botto (Iullus), Elena Ballesteros (Octavia), Michele Bevilacqua (Tiberius), Valeria D'Obici (Atia), Alexander Strobele (Lucius Tutilius) and various others such as the minor characters.
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Was dedicated to Titus Vossberg, who was the set decorator.
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