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23 May 2004 (Italy) See more »
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A six-episode mini-series covering five centuries of the Roman Empire. | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Paul Marcus 
 
Writing credits
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Paul Billing 
Francesco Contaldo 

Produced by
Luca Bernabei .... producer
Matilde Bernabei .... producer
Michael Cowan .... executive producer
Pietro Dioni .... executive producer
Ferdinand Dohna .... producer: EOS
Pete Maggi .... producer
Salvatore Morello .... executive producer
Jason Piette .... executive producer
Corrado Trionfera .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Andrea Guerra (music composer)
 
Cinematography by
Giovanni Galasso 
 
Film Editing by
Alessandro Lucidi 
 
Casting by
Julia Duff 
Chiara Meloni 
Annette Trumel 
Cornelia von Braun 
 
Costume Design by
Paolo Scalabrino 
 
Makeup Department
Claudia Catini .... hair stylist
Marcelle Genovese .... hair stylist
Malgorzata Krystyna Kloda .... assistant makeup artist
Federico Laurenti .... key makeup artist
Alberto Moccia .... hair stylist
Vittorio Sodano .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Franco Casellato .... post-production supervisor
Pierpaolo Marcelli .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fabrizio Sergenti Castellani .... assistant director
Giorgia Gambone .... second assistant director
Alessio Spinelli .... second second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Christian Czako .... boom operator
Anthony Faust .... adr mixer
Daniele Quadroli .... sound effects editor
David Quadroli .... sound effects editor
Fabrizio Quadroli .... sound effects editor
Jonathan Rimas .... adr mixer
 
Special Effects by
Pasquale Catalano .... special effects
Massimo Ciaraglia .... special effects technician
Fabio Traversari .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Emanuele Comotti .... digital artist
Stefano Marinoni .... visual effects supervisor
Paola Trisoglio .... visual effects producer
 
Stunts
Faycal Attougui .... stunts
Philippe Losson .... stunts
Joel Proust .... stunt coordinator
Florian Robin .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ernesto Natoli .... camera operator
 
Casting Department
Julia Duff .... casting: UK
Luciano Silighini Garagnani .... extras casting assistant
Chiara Meloni .... casting: Italy
Annette Trumel .... casting: France
Cornelia von Braun .... casting: Germany
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stefano De Nardis .... assistant costume designer
Marco Fantoni .... set costumer
Ali Lammari .... set costumer
Nadia Salvatore .... set costumer
Maurizio Torti .... key set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Valentina Mariani .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Luca Salvadori .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Stefano Anghelé .... junior story editor
Francesco Arlanch .... story editor
Eleonora Baldwin .... script supervisor
Claudia Cimmino .... production coordinator
Laura Vergelli .... dialogue adaptor
 

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Rated PG-13 for violence and some sexuality
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Spain:181 min (DVD edition)
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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Another in the Series of Imperium - Nero's Life Tidied Up A Lot, 11 September 2005
Author: gradyharp from United States

The miniseries made of television that examines the highlights of the Roman Empire ('Imperium: Augustus' was the first). While the sets and costumes and flavor and atmosphere of that phenomenal period in history is well captured and the production qualities are strong, the historical accuracy is diminished by 'cleaning up' the facts and rearranging dates and incidents to make a 'Hollywood version' of the Roman Empire.

Given the fact that this is not a biopic but rather an entertainment, IMPERIUM: NERO is interesting, if long at 192 minutes, to watch in continuity. Nero was born in 37 AD and died in 68 AD and during those 31 years much changed in Rome. We first met Nero as a child 'abolished' to a life with the slaves by the infighting among the Emperors - Caligula (John Simm) and Claudius (Massimo Dapporto) - and the Senate - namely Porridus (Simón Andreu), Burrus (Maurizio Donadoni), and Septimus (Ian Richardson). While living among the people we are informed that Nero (a fine Hans Matheson) falls in love with commoner slave Acte (Rike Schmid) and when misdeeds in Rome call him back to power (through the wily and devious guidance of his mother Agrippina (Laura Morante, the true star of this film), Nero is forced to marry well and forswear his love for Acte. Once proclaimed Emperor, Nero does some bad things such as having his brother Britannicus (Francesco Venditti) killed, etc and begins to descend into madness instead of fulfilling his vision of creating an empire for the people. His teachers include wise Seneca (Matthias Habich) and commoner Etius (Jochen Horst) and his loyal friends include Tegellinus (Mario Opinato). Once on his downward spiral Nero begins to murder and destroy those close to him and finally burns the city of Rome to prepare the ground for his grand palace and city, all the while playing on is lyre.

If this all sounds wicked and cruel, then it is probably better that the story didn't 'flesh out' the true obese, schizophrenic, megalomaniacal, sexually dysfunctional creature that was Nero. You need the history books to see what a hideous tyrant he was, a man who placed his acting and circus skills above all else, castrating young boys who resembled his mother to marry while also marrying the prostitute Poppea (Elisa Tovati). But the major problem with this version of Nero's tenure is the emphasis on the new sect called Christians. Indeed, even the apostle Paul is brought in to cleanse the proceedings and seep evangelicalism into the story to help it end! But for the script as written (by Paul Billing and Francesco Contaldo) director Paul Marcus brings off a fascinating though long image of the Roman Empire. Not for Roman scholars perhaps, but for those who enjoy historically based epics, this NERO should do nicely Grady Harp

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