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Coriolanus (2011)

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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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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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Release Date:

20 January 2012 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Koriolan  »

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


$756,452 (USA) (25 May 2012)

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Paul Jesson (Brutus) previously played Coriolanus in a BBC Radio production in 1998 and appeared as the First Citizen in The Tragedy of Coriolanus (1984). See more »


In the Senate, while General Cominius praises Coriolanus, in a close-up of Menenius on his right hand side a coat-of-arms of Republic of Serbia (doubleheaded eagle with crown) can be seen. The Senate scenes were filmed in the Serbian parliament building. See more »


[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 Coriolanus (1979) See more »


Sta Pervolia
(Mikis Theodorakis)
Performed by Lisa Zane
Published courtesy of Schott Music, Mainz - Germany
Produced by Stephen McLaughlin (as Steve McLaughlin) & Richard Lancaster
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Look out Kenneth Branagh
27 February 2011 | by (Serbia) – See all my reviews

This is my first review on IMDb so bare with me. Coriolanus has the right ingredients for a good movie, great story(can you top Shakespeare?) and a strong cast.Only thing that was unknown so far is the director.IMO Mr. Fiennes did very well in his debut, his camera moves around at eyes height and often lingers close up to actors faces(it keeps the film from being stagy and lets you see all the nuances they convey).Locations are interesting and there are couple of nice fight scenes.The language is Shakespirian but i had no problems understanding it( not my native lang.), musical score is kinda tribal and quite appropriate for the theme of the film. It's a very dark movie and it gets a bit bloody sometime so if you're not into that be warned. My vote is 8/10 i recommend it to everyone and hope to see more of Mr. Fiennes work behind the camera. P.S. Look out Ken Branagh you've got some competition now :)

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