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Imperium: Augustus (2003)

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Caesar Augustus tells of how he became the emperor to his reluctant daughter, Julia following the death of her husband Agrippa.

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Roger Young

Writer:

Eric Lerner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter O'Toole ... Augustus Caesar
Charlotte Rampling ... Livia Drusilla
Vittoria Belvedere ... Julia Caesaris
Benjamin Sadler ... Gaius Octavius / Young Augustus
Ken Duken ... Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa
Russell Barr Russell Barr ... Gaius Maecenas
Juan Diego Botto ... Iullus Antonius
Martina Stella ... Young Livia
Valeria D'Obici Valeria D'Obici ... Atia
Michele Bevilacqua ... Tiberius
Riccardo De Torrebruna Riccardo De Torrebruna ... Decimus
Giampiero Judica ... Scipio
Vanni Materassi ... Musa
Elena Ballesteros Elena Ballesteros ... Octavia
Gérard Klein Gérard Klein ... Julius Caesar (as Gerard Klein)
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Storyline

In 42 BC Rome is in the middle of a civil war. Together with his friend AGRIPPA, the young Augustus goes to Spain in order to help JULIUS CAESAR in his struggle against the troops of POMPEY. Even though they are outnumbered, they manage to defeat Pompey. Caesar honours his adopted son Augustus with a triumphal entry into Rome and then sends him to Greece together with his friends Agrippa and Maecenas. There, Augustus hears the news of Caesar's assassination and he returns to Rome with his friends. Back in Rome, he is able to gain both the support of the people and political power. In his struggle with the conspirators against Caesar he finds an ally in MARC ANTONY. Marc Antony not only pursues BRUTUS and CASSIUS, he also initiates a wave of executions which practically eliminates the old Roman ruling class. Among those who are killed is the husband of LIVIA DRUSILLA, a woman with whom Augustus had been in love as a young man. Through a combination of good luck and chance, Augustus and... Written by Anonymous

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He inherited the Roman Empire. He decided the fate of the world. See more »

Genres:

Drama | History | Romance | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some war violence | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 2003 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Augustus See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Peter O'Toole and Charlotte Rampling have previously appeared together in The Far Side of Paradise (1976), where they also played a married couple. See more »

Goofs

The legions in the founding of the Second Triumvirate are going into battle but not carrying their standards. Roman legions *always* carried their standards. See more »

Quotes

[about Agrippa's aqueducts]
Agrippa: This spring will quench the thirst of 50,000 or more Romans everyday and water the fields streching for miles around Rome.
[Hands cups of water to Octavius. Maecenas refuses his cup]
Maecenas: No, thanks. I prefer to have something a little more lively.
Octavius: [Toasts] To furture harvests.
Agrippa: Now no one can bribe Rome again by cutting off it's food supply.
Maecenas: It's all very lovely, Agrippa. At least we'll be able to get some lovely fountains out of it.
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Augustus, maybe not completely historical but it never claimed to be.
5 January 2005 | by pottersfields-1See all my reviews

Yes, so many historians out there complaining the movie was not historical correct, but it never claimed to be. The movie was made for entertainment purposes and showed great battle scenes as like those in the days of yesteryear. It didn't claim to be a docudrama, for those who want the correct history i'm sure there's plenty of material out there for those. To me as long as it was close to the actual events of it's time, which it was, that's good enough for me. So many other movies like the latest version of "The Alamo" had a lot of correct history but also showed things that no one could really verify like Davey Crockett yelling at Santa Anna commenting how short he was and before they murdered him he warned them he was a screamer.Fact or Hollywood? Just take Augustus for what it is and enjoy this epic with great battle scenes and done in the same manner as past greats like "Ben Hur" and "Cleopatra". I think you'll enjoy it much better this way. You can always go to the library or get the actual facts later. Take it for what it is, an entertaining movie.


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