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Coriolanus (2011)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller, War  |  20 January 2012 (UK)
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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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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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Rated R for some bloody violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 January 2012 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Koriolan  »

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Opening Weekend:

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ralph Fiennes played Coriolanus at the Almeida Theatre in London in 2000. 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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References Red Dragon (2002) See more »


Performed by Goran Bregovic for Kamarad Production
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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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