The early life of the Roman ruler Julius Caesar (up to age thirty-three) as told in three working prisons: Pollsmoor in Cape Town, South Africa, Cardiff Prison in Wales, U.K., 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 fifty-one becomes "dictator in perpetuity".