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The Dacians (1966)

Dacii (original title)
PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History | 1966 (Romania)
The Dacian kingdom lies at the eastern border of the Roman Empire.Only the river Danube separates the two mortal enemies.The Dacian king Decebalus knows that soon the vastly superior Roman legions will cross the river and attack Dacia.

Director:

Sergiu Nicolaescu

Writers:

Titus Popovici, Jacques Rémy (French adaptation)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Pierre Brice ... Roman Gen. Septimius Severus
Marie-José Nat ... Meda - Decebalus' Daughter
Georges Marchal ... Roman Gen. Fuscus
Amza Pellea Amza Pellea ... Dacian King Decebalus
Mircea Albulescu ... Oluper
Alexandru Herescu Alexandru Herescu ... Cotyso - Decebalus' Son
György Kovács György Kovács ... Roman Emperor Domitian
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ion Apahideanu Ion Apahideanu
Leopoldina Balanuta Leopoldina Balanuta ... Meda - Decebalus' Daughter (voice)
Ion Banica Ion Banica
Geo Barton Geo Barton ... Roman Sen. Attius / Zoltes
Ion Besoiu Ion Besoiu ... Roman Gen. Severus (voice)
Ion Birá Ion Birá
Florin Blanarescu Florin Blanarescu
Anatol Bogdan Anatol Bogdan
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Storyline

The great King of Dacia, Decebal (Decebalus), is ready to make the ultimate sacrifice in order to keep the integrity of his people. His own son, Cotyso, is given to the god Zamolxis to the dismay of the King and his daughter Meda. Septimius Severus a young roman devoted to his adopted country, must make the choice between his blood origins and the culture he was raised in. Written by Aura Vatafu

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Certificate:

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Country:

Romania | France

Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

1966 (Romania) See more »

Also Known As:

Los guerreros See more »

Filming Locations:

Sarmizegetusa, Romania See more »

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Budget:

ROL20,113,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Many of the actors were dubbed in Romanian for various reasons: the French actors didn't speak Romanian; Alexandru Herescu was a novice actor and it was decided to dub his voice with that of a more experienced actor; György Kovács had a strong Hungarian accent; Amza Pellea had an infection of his vocal cords. See more »

Goofs

In the 27th minute there is a brief (reversed) shot of the Roman soldiers running, with their ladders, away from the city walls rather than attacking them. See more »

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Referenced in German Grusel - Die Edgar Wallace-Serie (2011) See more »

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Attractive sword and sandals film from Romania
1 February 2013 | by Andy-296See all my reviews

Attractive Romanian film (actually a Romanian-French co production filmed in Romania) belonging to the swords and sandals genre and telling the story of how the Dacians confronted and resisted the Roman Empire at around 100 AD. Great action scenes, attractive outdoor locations (in pastoral like locations) are a plus. This was made in 1967, when many films of this sort were made in the West (the so called Peplum, including Spartacus, Cleopatra and countless Italian movies), yet this particular film seems to be little known outside Romania. It is a well made, entertaining film with fine color photography. Since the Dacians are believed to be the ancestors of the Romanians, I suppose part of the purpose of the film was to raise nationalist consciousness, but this is thankfully not too heavy.


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