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A banished hero of Rome allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 9 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Zoran Cica ...
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Milos Dabic ...
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Nicolas Isia ...
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Zoran Miljkovic ...
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Marija Mogbolu ...
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Milan Perovic ...
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Nenad Ristic ...
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Tamara Krcunovic ...
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Zu Yu Hua ...
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The citizens of Rome are hungry. Coriolanus, the hero of Rome, a great soldier and a man of inflexible self-belief despises the people. His extreme views ignite a mass riot. Rome is bloody. Manipulated and out-maneuvered by politicians and even his own mother Volumnia, Coriolanus is banished from Rome. He offers his life or his services to his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius. Written by Icon Entertainment

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20 January 2012 (UK)  »

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$61,136 (USA) (20 January 2012)

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$756,452 (USA) (25 May 2012)
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Director Kathryn Bigelow decided to offer Jessica Chastain the lead role in Zero Dark Thirty (2012) after Ralph Fiennes showed her a rough cut of this film. See more »

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When the angry Roman mob marches to the grain depot, a camera crew are seen walking in front of them during a wide shot. This crew are part of the story, filming the protest for the Roman news, which the Volscians watch later on. See more »

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[first lines]
Second Citizen: Before we proceed any further, hear me speak. You are all resolved rather to die than to famish?
Gathered Citizens: [in unison] Resolved.
Second Citizen: First, you know Caius Martius is chief enemy to the people.
Gathered Citizens: We know it.
First Citizen: Let us kill him. And we'll have corn at our own price.
Second Citizen: We are accounted poor citizens, the patricians of good. The leanness that afflicts us, the object of our misery, our suffering, is a gain to them.
Gathered Citizens: Aye.
Second Citizen: Let us revenge this with our sticks, ere we become rakes.
First Citizen: No more talking on it. Come!
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Version of National Theatre Live: Coriolanus (2014) See more »

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You Don't Have To Be A Shakespeare Fan To Enjoy This Film
26 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Going into the film, I really didn't know anything about it. Which is why i'm glad to say I was pleasantly surprised by this film.For a first time director Ralph Fiennes really did a great job making a modern adaptation of one of the lesser known Shakespeare works. I'm not a huge Shakespeare fan, but I have to say that the use of the his dialogue here actually worked in the context in the film even with the modern setting. Fiennes and Butler both do an amazing job and really carry the film as does the rest of the cast. The action sequences are also shot very well and realistically. I hope Fiennes continues to direct because he shows a lot of talent here. Don't let Shakespeare's name drive you away from this film! You don't have to be a fan of his work to enjoy it!


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