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Pompeii: The Last Day (2003)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, History  |  20 October 2003 (UK)
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A dramatized recreation of the destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD.

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Credited cast:
Alisdair Simpson ...
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Polybius
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Stephanus
Rebecca Clarke ...
Fortunata
Inika Leigh Wright ...
Hedone
Martin Hodgson ...
Rachel Atkins ...
Plinia
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Celadus
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Africanus
Katherine Whitburn ...
Julia
Chrissie Cotterill ...
Epidia
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Sabinus
George Antoni ...
Felix (as George Yiasoumi)
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In 79 AD, one of the infamous natural disasters in human history occurred when Mount Vesuvius erupted. With speculative dramatizations of various inhabitants' final hours along with detailed documentation of the known facts concerning the eruption, the horrific day is vividly brought to life. In addition, the modern situation of life around Mount Vesuvius is shown and the overhanging danger that is still there today. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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The film takes place from August 24 to August 25, 79 AD. See more »

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Himself - Narrator: The people of Pompeii have never seen anything like this before. There is no word in Latin for 'volcano."
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A decent, quick documentary...
20 May 2004 | by (Bath, England) – See all my reviews

This television documentary showcases a few examples of stories of the people of Pompeii during its last hours and follows these people through to their deaths, combining past and present. It follows the story of gladiators, a tradesman (who owns the equal of today's laundrette), that tradesman's wife, and a politician and his family (including his slaves). It just gives a little bit of life to the different roles that people would have played.

I have always thought that a full-length movie about Pompeii would be nice. it would be an excellent disaster movie, and I think a lot could be done in this aspect.


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