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Jail Caesar (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama, History | 19 October 2012 (USA)
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The early life of Roman ruler Julius Caesar as told in three working prisons in South Africa, the UK and Canada. A small group of professional actors is joined by a cast of to tell the story of one of history's foremost personalities.

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Paul Schoolman
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Credited cast:
Derek Jacobi ... Sulla
John Kani ... Marius
Alice Krige ... Pirate Captain
Warren Adler Warren Adler ... Caesar
Peter John Christiaans Peter John Christiaans ... Cicero
Richard Clifford ... Marcus Thermus
Grant Swanby ... Crassus
Gunter Singer Gunter Singer ... The Swooper
Vaneshran Arumugam Vaneshran Arumugam ... Cinna
Grethe Fox Grethe Fox ... Nicopolis
Bo Petersen Bo Petersen ... Aurelia
Denwor Ohlson Denwor Ohlson ... Mr. O
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rameez Amerdien Rameez Amerdien ... Mettulus Pius
Sibongile Balfour Sibongile Balfour ... Aemilia
Mike Barter Mike Barter ... Juggler
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The early life of the Roman ruler Julius Caesar (up to the age 33) as told in three working prisons: Pollsmoor in Cape Town (South Africa), Cardiff Prison in Wales (United Kingdom) and the Brotherhood Lodge Penitentiary in Alberta (Canada). The cast contains a small group of superb professional actors, led by Sir Derek Jacobi and John Kani, together with hundreds of prisoners, some taking leading parts, together forming an unrivalled ensemble telling the tumultuous story of one of history's foremost personalities. Young Julius Caesar. His Rome is a prison. In order to survive he seduces, he borrows, he kills. But Rome's fat cats will back him only so far. The drug dealers, the pirates and the gangs all want his blood... The prisoner who finally at the age of 51 becomes "dictator in perpetuity". Written by neil.mccartney@mccartneymedia.co.uk

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Drama | History

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Not Rated
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Country:

UK | South Africa | Canada

Language:

English | Afrikaans | Xhosa

Release Date:

19 October 2012 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Caesar Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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String Caesar, the business!
9 February 2013 | by joanne3662See all my reviews

'String Caesar' is a unique and powerful piece of work. The men have been empowered by this revolutionary Director,(Schoolman)to improve their lot in life,spiritually and physically. They have responded and have repaid the faith invested with maximum effort. An opportunity for most of the prison cast to realise that living life does not have to involve the sacrifice of liberty. Creativity has been found in a place that society often regards as the the last place to look. Drama and theatre are underused resources in our places of incarceration, String Caesar and Schoolman are champions of the cause. There is not one individual involved that cannot be seen to benefit from this production. There have been efforts made by others using the medium of prison and prisoners. To date, there is nothing to touch this.


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