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. ...
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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
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 »
In the final episode the Emperor Nero is fleeing Rome, afraid of being killed by the mob or the new Emperor Galba. He attempts to hide in a thicket of prickly pear cactus and agave plants, both of which are native to the Americas and unknown in Europe until the 1500s, approximately 1450 years after Nero's death. See more »
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 »
Like summary states Polish is out of my leauge....but this quite wonderful movie isn't for me or any epic movie fan. VERY well done..with great sets,costumes and visuals. (I think the cinematography is beautifully done) The main characters look right and knowing the 1951 version of "Quo" as I do, I can follow their actions easily. In fact their appearance seems to make them more believable than previous versions of the movie.Sequences set in the "Circus" are realistic and in final scene closer to the novel. The entire movie is pretty wonderful and I think it's $18 million dollar budget shows. It's lavishly done. A worthy successor to MGM's version. Best, Mike M.
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