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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
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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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Aemilia
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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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I was deeply moved from start to finish
2 February 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

From Intro to the finishing line, a truly gripping work of art. I particularly liked the atmospheric opening poem. I am not ashamed to mention, it brought tears to my eyes. The combination of established actors and actual inmates in high security custody working together is a message in itself. The Inmates communicated freely with one another, which must have been so revolutionary and an amazing experience for everyone. The film communicates hope for people forgotten by society. Its gives a rare view of a world no one outside gets to see. Its so good to see all the usual barriers removed,and to such an extend. Well done! I hope we see more of this type of work in the future.


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