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Jail Caesar (2012)

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The early life of Roman ruler Julius Caesar as told in three working prisons in South Africa, the UK and Canada. A small group of professional actors is joined by a cast of to tell the story of one of history's foremost personalities.

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Sulla
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Marius
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Pirate Captain
Warren Adler ...
Caesar
Peter John Christiaans ...
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Marcus Thermus
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Gunter Singer ...
The Swooper
Vaneshran Arumugam ...
Grethe Fox ...
Nicopolis
Bo Petersen ...
Aurelia
Denwor Ohlson ...
Mr. O
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Rameez Amerdien ...
Mettulus Pius
Sibongile Balfour ...
Aemilia
Mike Barter ...
Juggler
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The early life of the Roman ruler Julius Caesar (up to the age 33) as told in three working prisons: Pollsmoor in Cape Town (South Africa), Cardiff Prison in Wales (United Kingdom) and the Brotherhood Lodge Penitentiary in Alberta (Canada). The cast contains a small group of superb professional actors, led by Sir Derek Jacobi and John Kani, together with hundreds of prisoners, some taking leading parts, together forming an unrivalled ensemble telling the tumultuous story of one of history's foremost personalities. Young Julius Caesar. His Rome is a prison. In order to survive he seduces, he borrows, he kills. But Rome's fat cats will back him only so far. The drug dealers, the pirates and the gangs all want his blood... The prisoner who finally at the age of 51 becomes "dictator in perpetuity". Written by neil.mccartney@mccartneymedia.co.uk

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Drama | History

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20 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very touching and thought provoking film. It tugs at the heart, hints beyond the edge of awareness, and brings to mind, as a gentle yet powerful reminder, the essence of the human condition that has not yet evolved beyond these shown prison conditions. The message of the film makes the state of our inner struggle perfectly clear. While we can hide behind complex facades of philosophies and technologies in our society, this is not possible in these do or die prison conditions, where the soul is stripped bare. Jacobi and Kani deliver powerful performances. Schoolman succeeded in conveying an understanding of the personal struggle of Caesar, the demons he faced and partially overcame, the forces that drive him, greed, love, fear, lust for power and recognition, and that they do not look so different from what everyone else is going through in life.


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