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Bread and Circus (2003)

Video  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy  |  1 June 2012 (Norway)
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One man's courage and will to break loose from the system, and the ability of one individual to bring down the kingdom.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Oliver Boullet ...
Miriam Johansson ...
Miriam Johnsen / Mother Earth
The Normal One / Post 2 / Voice in speaker / Voice of Monks / Goat chewing
Magne Jahrestein ...
The King
Silje Andresen ...
The Princess (as Silje Andreasen)
Benjamin Rørstad ...
Post 1 / First appearing monk
Lars Torp ...
The fugitive - Old / Third appearing monk
The fugitive - Young
Lise Løke ...
Second appearing monk / Girl going into anus
Hilde Løke ...
Woman in radioroom / Voice of Mother Earth
Fredrik Løke ...
Exposed monk
Frank Løke ...
Sleepy guard / A dreg of society
Eivind Pedersen ...
Andre Iversen ...
Guard 1 in front of King
Vegar Bakke ...
Guard 2 in front of King


In a kingdom, a man is born as a child to Mother Earth. He's checked for normality, confirmed normal, and is let into the system. The man gets old, and the system has no use for him. So he's brought out to be executed. The man gets flashbacks, and understands what his life has been. So he hammers out a message on a piece of stone, for coming generations. Later, a couple finds the message, and journeys out to put an end to the oppressive system. Written by Daniel Loke

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1 June 2012 (Norway)  »

Also Known As:

Brød & Sirkus  »

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NOK 600,000 (estimated)

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Made No Sense At All
4 March 2006 | by (Ottawa, On) – See all my reviews

Some movies you watch and you say, "Well, that made no sense." And you don't really mean it. You're just saying things were overly complicated or slightly nonsensical.

"Bread And Circus" makes no sense at all. And I mean it. And that's not because it's surreal. From the start, it's pretty clear it's a feeble excuse to do splatter special effects. There's no script. There's no plot. There's no story of any kind. One event does not lead to the next -- that's how fundamental the bad writing is here.

So what? I mean, there are TONS of movies out there that fall into that category. They want to show you gore, they give you gore. Why even talk about it?

Because, in this case, "Bread and Circus" gave me hope. Okay, there are some surreal elements. Vaginas, in the ground -- people crawling out of them. The earth, in space, two legs on either side. These sorts of images are wonderful, fun, odd, crazy. But the movie doesn't do anything with them.

Stuff happens, the movie ends, and it's all very unsatisfying. I suspect the script was made up on the fly. Too bad. If there had been a story of ANY kind at all, it would have made for a much more entertaining film.

The film is very much like the beautiful car you would love to own. Then you lift up the hood and there's no engine. Just a small man peddling a bicycle.


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