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Decline of an Empire (2014)

Katherine of Alexandria (original title)
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Constantine joins the Roman army to find his missing childhood friend. Once alerted to his friend's whereabouts, he prepares for an all out war between the East and the West.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicole Keniheart ...
Katherine (as Nicole Madjarov)
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Rufus
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Liberius
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Constantine
Jean Marlow ...
Helena
Dudley Sutton ...
Marcellus
Vass Anderson ...
Barbatus
Tony O'Brien ...
Justus
Samantha Beckinsale ...
Vita
Clive Fryde ...
Sulpicius
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The Confidente
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Theodora
Ellene ...
Barbarian Trophy Hunter
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Katherine of Alexandria, brought up as a nomad and living in the desert, was aged just 11 when Emperor Maxentius saw her whilst out on patrol. Consumed by her beauty, impudence and uncanny talent for languages, he abducted the child, killing her family. The slaughter was witnessed by her young friend, Constantine, who would later become Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. He never lost hope of finding Katherine. As a young woman, Katherine refused to submit to Maxentius' offers of marriage and she continually denounced his brutal enforcement of pagan religion upon the masses. Still obsessed with her beauty, Maxentius brought Katherine before 50 of Rome's finest scholars in an open court in Alexandria, where she eloquently demolished their arguments. When Constantine learned of Katherine's whereabouts and imprisonment at the hands of Maxentius, he led his army from York in a desperate bid to save her. Written by Anonymous

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The Saint Who Defied An Empire

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Biography | History

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Rated R for some violent content and a suggestive reference | See all certifications »
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12 August 2014 (USA)  »

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£12,000,000 (estimated)
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Strong females!
14 August 2014 | by (Missouri) – See all my reviews

I found this film very interesting not for its apparent all male cast, but rather the strong female characters depicted. Nicole Keniheart as Saint Katherine is just beautiful, mesmerising. Where did she come from!? Empress Vita is strong, authoritative, and the Barbarian women are pretty fun, although pretty brutal at times. It goes without saying that Peter O'Toole and Edward Fox are great. Of course they are, they are Peter O'Toole and Edward Fox! I did find it confusing at times, but it didn't really deter too much from the overall enjoyment. I laughed out loud and cried, so I would recommend that you get comfy with tissues at hand, settle down and enjoy. Nicole Keniheart will be seen again for sure!


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