MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,452 this week

Caesar Must Die (2012)
"Cesare deve morire" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  2 March 2012 (Italy)
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 4,265 users   Metascore: 77/100
Reviews: 15 user | 133 critic | 20 from Metacritic.com

Inmates at a high-security prison in Rome prepare for a public performance of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar."

Writers:

(play), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 39 titles
created 07 Dec 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 30 Jan 2013
 
a list of 39 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 27 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 22 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Caesar Must Die" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Caesar Must Die (2012)

Caesar Must Die (2012) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Caesar Must Die.
16 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

You Laugh (1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Two segments: In the first one Felice, a baritone who has had to give up his career because of a heart condition and now works as an accountant at the Opera, inexplicably spends his nights ... See full summary »

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
Stars: Antonio Albanese, Giuseppe Cederna, Luca Zingaretti
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Early in the 19th century, Edward and Carlotta, in love 20 years ago, find each other and marry. After a year's bliss at his Tuscan villa, Edward begs to invite Otto, an architect and ... See full summary »

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Jean-Hugues Anglade
Allonsanfan (1974)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A anarchist leader (Fulvio) wishes to retire, as he is old and tired. He tries to hide himself, but his friends find him and insist he carries on helping them.

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Lea Massari, Mimsy Farmer
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

After the bankruptcy of their father's stonemasonry firm, brothers Nicola and Andrea emigrate to America to restore their fortunes. After many adventures and near-disasters, they end up in ... See full summary »

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
Stars: Vincent Spano, Joaquim de Almeida, Greta Scacchi
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Sentenced to life imprisonment for illegal activities, Italian International member Giulio Manieri holds on to his political ideals while struggling against madness in the loneliness of his... See full summary »

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
Stars: Giulio Brogi, Daniele Dublino, Renato Cestiè
Fiorile (1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

While travelling to visit their grandfather, two children are told the story of a family curse that has lasted two hundred years. During Napoleon's Italian invasion, Elisabetta Benedetti ... See full summary »

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
Stars: Claudio Bigagli, Galatea Ranzi, Michael Vartan
Il prato (1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

San Gimignano, in Toscana, alla fine degli anni '70. La fine degli ideali degli anni '70 vista in un piccolo microcosmo, pensando a platee più vaste di giovani in crisi. Giovanni, ... See full summary »

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
Stars: Michele Placido, Saverio Marconi, Isabella Rossellini
The Lark Farm (2007)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A stirring and stunning story of an aristocratic family who is unexpectedly swept into the ravages of World War I and a forbidden passion that may be the family's only hope.

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
Stars: Paz Vega, Moritz Bleibtreu, Alessandro Preziosi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
Stars: Gian Maria Volonté, Lucia Bosé, Giulio Brogi
I sovversivi (1967)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
Stars: Maria Cumani Quasimodo, Lucio Dalla, Ferruccio De Ceresa
Comedy | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Florence, Thirteenth Century. The "Black Death" is spreading. Ten kids (three boys and seven girls) decide to escape and to seek shelter in the countryside, away from the horrible ... See full summary »

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
Stars: Lello Arena, Paola Cortellesi, Carolina Crescentini
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Directors: Valentino Orsini, Paolo Taviani, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Annie Girardot, Romolo Valli
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Cosimo Rega ...
Cassio
Salvatore Striano ...
Giovanni Arcuri ...
Antonio Frasca ...
Juan Dario Bonetti ...
Decio
Vincenzo Gallo ...
Lucio
Rosario Majorana ...
Metello
Francesco De Masi ...
Trebonio
Gennaro Solito ...
Vittorio Parrella ...
Casca
Pasquale Crapetti ...
Legionary
Francesco Carusone ...
Fortune Teller
Fabio Rizzuto ...
Stratone
Fabio Cavalli ...
Theatre Director
Maurilio Giaffreda ...
Ottavio
Edit

Storyline

In Rebibbia Prison in Italy, its inmate theatre program puts on a well received production of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. The film goes back several months earlier as the coordinators announces the play as the program's production of the year. With that project set, we see its creation as the cast is auditioned and selected for this artistic challenge. As they rehearse, the prisoners, many of whom are long termers and lifers for serious crimes, find that the classic play has both a striking resonance and contrast to their confined lives. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 March 2012 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Caesar Must Die  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Paolo and Vittorio Taviani heard about the prisoners acting program and contacted Fabio Cavalli with the idea of doing Shakespeare's play and shot the whole experience. See more »

Connections

Featured in Film 2015: Episode dated 27 February 2013 (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Shakespeare Unshackled
5 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

After attending the premiere of "Cesare Deve Morire", I was not so sure about the movie. It was a good movie, but somehow essayist, rather loose, not catchy. The outstanding performance of Salvatore Striano (Brutus) was striking and rewarded by the audience. The beautiful composition of black and white pictures was of high aesthetic value. It is a very calm movie, the music is nearly minimalistic.

So how come it had a huge impact on me - later? In contrast to most other movies I had seen in Berlin, it was important. Other movies dealt with existentialistic, superficially more important topics than with some prisoners rehearsing a Shakespeare play. Yet "Cesare Deve Morire" had more to say and thus it deserved the Golden Bear. The questions it poses are the same ones as in the Shakespeare play in interrelation with the real destiny of the imprisoned play actors. Even though it is not a particularly spectacular movie, it has the tenor of what makes a strong movie: Importance. The filmmaking is of minor importance, the idea is in the foreground, which is the right decision. The play continues in our minds after the final curtain. Impressive.


17 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
compensation? Lizarita
Discuss Caesar Must Die (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?