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Quo Vadis (2001)

Marcus Vinicius meets Lygia in Rome and falls in love. But she is Christian and doesn't want anything to do with him. Marcus decides to kidnap her but Ursus, her bodyguard, catches Marcus. ... See full summary »

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Jerzy Kawalerowicz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pawel Delag ... Marcus Vinicius
Magdalena Mielcarz ... Lygia
Boguslaw Linda ... Petronius
Michal Bajor ... Nero
Jerzy Trela ... Chilo Chilonides
Franciszek Pieczka ... Apostle Peter
Krzysztof Majchrzak ... Tigellinus
Rafal Kubacki ... Ursus
Andrzej Tomecki Andrzej Tomecki ... Glaucus
Jerzy Nowak ... Krispus
Zbigniew Walerys ... Paul of Tarsus
Agnieszka Wagner ... Poppaea
Malgorzata Pieczynska ... Akte
Marta Piechowiak Marta Piechowiak ... Eunice
Danuta Stenka ... Pomponia
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Storyline

Marcus Vinicius meets Lygia in Rome and falls in love. But she is Christian and doesn't want anything to do with him. Marcus decides to kidnap her but Ursus, her bodyguard, catches Marcus. After that, Lygia falls in love, but Marcus must go to meet Nero. After the meeting somebody told Marcus that Nero burnt Rome. Marcus decides to go back to Rome and find Lygia. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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Country:

Poland | USA

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

14 September 2001 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Nero - Der Tyrann Roms See more »

Filming Locations:

Kortina, Tunisia See more »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

| (6 episodes) (TV) | (DVD) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Never given a wide release in the U.S., its only engagement (so far) in the U.S. was in Los Angeles, California, in 2002. The film has also never been shown on U.S. cable television. See more »

Alternate Versions

On December 25, 2003 the first channel of Polish public television aired first episode of the television version of the movie. It contains of six episodes and is more than 100 minutes than the theatrical edition. Many scenes, previously deleted, were included in the mini-series. See more »

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Version of Quo Vadis? (1913) See more »

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Kick ass!
3 December 2001 | by bayankaranSee all my reviews

This movie impressed me greatly. Seeing the grand coliseum scenes, movies like Gladiator feels like cheap imitations.

Excellent acting, pacy, and sensitive, I consider Quo Vadis on par with UNDERGROUND, the Emir Kusturica classic.

Hope a wider audience can catch this in theaters, even a DVD wont pay justice to the wonderful sets, costumes etc. I saw this in the Polish film festival in Chicago.


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