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Coriolanus (2011)

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Coriolanus is a movie starring Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, and Brian Cox. A banished hero of Rome allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 10 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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... Tullus Aufidius
... Caius Martius Coriolanus
... First Citizen (Tamora)
... Second Citizen (Cassius)
Zoran Cica ... Citizen
Milos Dabic ... Citizen
Nicolas Isia ... Citizen
Zoran Miljkovic ... Citizen
Marija Mogbolu ... Citizen
Milan Perovic ... Citizen
Nenad Ristic ... Citizen
Lawrence Stevenson ... Citizen
... Citizen
Tamara Krcunovic ... Citizen
Zu Yu Hua ... Citizen
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Storyline

The citizens of Rome are hungry. Coriolanus, the hero of Rome, a great soldier and a man of inflexible self-belief despises the people. His extreme views ignite a mass riot. Rome is bloody. Manipulated and out-maneuvered by politicians and even his own mother Volumnia, Coriolanus is banished from Rome. He offers his life or his services to his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius. Written by Icon Entertainment

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From the ashes of war, he won glory. At the hands of his people, he was betrayed. In the arms of an enemy, he will claim vengeance. See more »

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Drama | Thriller | War

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Rated R for some bloody violence | See all certifications »

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20 January 2012 (UK)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$61,136, 22 January 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$756,452, 27 May 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,072,602, 12 August 2012
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One line states that Coriolanus, played by Ralph Fiennes, "has grown from man to dragon." In the film Red Dragon (2002), Fiennes' character wished to become a dragon. See more »

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When the angry Roman mob marches to the grain depot, a camera crew are seen walking in front of them during a wide shot. This crew are part of the story, filming the protest for the Roman news, which the Volscians watch later on. See more »

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[first lines]
Second Citizen: Before we proceed any further, hear me speak. You are all resolved rather to die than to famish?
Gathered Citizens: [in unison] Resolved.
Second Citizen: First, you know Caius Martius is chief enemy to the people.
Gathered Citizens: We know it.
First Citizen: Let us kill him. And we'll have corn at our own price.
Second Citizen: We are accounted poor citizens, the patricians of good. The leanness that afflicts us, the object of our misery, our suffering, is a gain to them.
Gathered Citizens: Aye.
Second Citizen: Let us revenge this with our sticks, ere we become rakes.
First Citizen: No more talking on it. Come!
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Version of The Tragedy of Coriolanus (1984) See more »

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(Stephanie Ekwalla/Vincent Guilbert/Florent Gouriou/Sebastien Herve/Guillaume Rolland)
Performed by Sheer K
Courtesy of Last Exit Records
By Arrangement with Riptide Music, Inc.
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Shakespeare's Ancient Tragedy Brilliantly Told
29 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

Shakespeare's most complicated tragedy set in the early days of the Rome Republic gets an updated setting in Fiennes' movie. Using story-telling techniques combining CNN, CSI, and YouTube along with images of street demonstrations, riots, and urban warfare, Fiennes gives us a Coriolanus befitting our times, clarifying how the titular hero can fall from national hero to banishment in a matter of minutes on the whims of a fickle populous easily swayed by political spin-masters. Still, the mamma's boy element of Coriolanus' tragedy remains intact.

Though significantly cut, the text is pure Shakespeare, even in the mouths of TV talking-head pundits. Spoken by the likes of Fiennes and Brian Cox, the verse lifts what could have been a gimmickry telling of Coriolanus into a five-star Shakespearean movie.


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