Epic drama of forbidden love in Pompeii at the city's height of glory, up to the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79. We follow nobles, slaves, gladiators and the secret gatherings of early Christians. Mostly in English.
A slave-turned-gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him.
When the marriage between AMOS and MARY MAGDALENE turns out to be childless, he casts her out and gets a divorce. Mary has to leave Magdala. She befriends SILVANO, a Roman prefect, who ... See full summary »
Maria Grazia Cucinotta,
Giuliana de Sio
Victor and his little brother Jimmy manage to get by in an environment where their romantic misfortunes seem to be never-ending. But the arrival of Billie and her unbridled romanticism will shake both of the boys' beliefs to the core.
The different aspects of life in Pompeii, a coastal luxury resort near Naples catering for the very rich of imperial Rome, mainly before but culminating in the eruption of the Vesuvian ... See full summary »
A demobilized centurion returns home to Pompeii to find his father murdered by a gang of black-hooded Christian robbers that terrorizes the city and he decides to investigate the matter while the nearby volcano threatens to erupt.
Pompeii is a short film/music video about a man driven to the thought of suicide, upon finding that his girlfriend has left him, and the transformation of thought that can take place in a single moment - if you close your eyes.
This miniseries did not deserve such a low rating :it is thoroughly entertaining and there's never a dull moment.Obviously the screenplay inevitably borrows from Bulwer Lytton's "last days of Pompeii"(the volcano,the Christians),but also from Lewis Wallace (the heroes lose everything ,and the Marco/Tiberius relationship sometimes leads into Ben Hur/Messala territory ,but in the end ,it succeeds in making Tiberius a non-cardboard character ,not a small feat in such a context).The hero,his fiancée and her family are virtuous people,the villains are delightful ,from the evil swindler in love with the heroine to his nymphomaniac wife who sleeps with gladiators and covets both the hero and even his girl (scene of the bath).There is also a riddle,a detective story,a political plot ,the screenplay has a little something for everyone.And nobody escapes by boat,which was impossible,the guide in Pompeii would tell you so ,should you visit it some day.
For a non-Italian audience,the only really famous actor is seventy-year -old Giuliano Gemma ,cast as Emperor Titus ,but unfortunately he 's got only two scenes.
Oh,and the scene when the heroine tries to free her squeeze with an axe is borrowed from "Titanic".
A little something for everybody ,I told you so!
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