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

 -  Drama  -  2 March 2012 (Italy)
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Inmates at a high-security prison in Rome prepare for a public performance of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar."

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

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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 »

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Nice idea, good acting, but that's about it...
19 February 2012 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I saw the world premiere of this movie at the Berlinale, where it won the golden bear last night. The movie is not bad, but also not special. The basic idea -real prison inmates play Shakespeares "Julius Caerar"- makes the movie interesting and the impressive acting makes you often forget, what fate those men face and what brought them to prison (murder, mafia-crimes etc). But since you know all that from the promotion already, the movie sometimes just leads up to watching an old Shakespeare-play, which we also already know. Just some philosophic aspects (at the end) and the idea of not showing the actual play, but the criminals only practicing it most of the time, is very entertaining.


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