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Romulus & Remus: The First King (2019)

Il primo re (original title)
Romulus and Remus, two shepherds and loyal brothers, end up taking part to a journey that will lead one of them to be the founder of the greatest nation ever seen. However, the fate of the chosen one will pass from killing his own brother.

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Matteo Rovere

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Filippo Gravino (story), Francesca Manieri (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alessandro Borghi ... Remo
Alessio Lapice ... Romolo
Fabrizio Rongione ... Lars il Vecchio
Massimiliano Rossi Massimiliano Rossi ... Tefarie
Tania Garribba Tania Garribba ... Satnei la Vestale
Michael Schermi ... Arant la Bestia
Max Malatesta Max Malatesta ... Veltur
Vincenzo Pirrotta Vincenzo Pirrotta ... Cai il Sabino
Vincenzo Crea Vincenzo Crea ... Elaxantre il Ragazzo
Lorenzo Gleijeses Lorenzo Gleijeses ... Purtnas il Cacciatore
Gabriel Montesi Gabriel Montesi ... Adieis il Gentile
Antonio Orlando Antonio Orlando ... Erenneis
Fiorenzo Mattu Fiorenzo Mattu ... Mamercus
Martinus Tocchi Martinus Tocchi ... Lubces il Muto
Fabrizio Nobili Fabrizio Nobili ... Guardia Albalonga
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Romulus and Remus are 18-year-old shepherds brothers living in peace near the Tiber river. Convinced that he is bigger than gods' will, Remus believes that he is meant to become king of the city he will found together with his brother. But their tragic destiny is already written. This incredible journey will lead the two brothers to creating one of the greatest empires the world has ever seen. Written by X

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Country:

Italy | Belgium

Language:

Latin

Release Date:

31 January 2019 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Manziana, Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Budget:

€8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€930,075 (Italy), 4 February 2019, Limited Release
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The director Matteo Rovere used minimum CGI, prefering prosthetic makeup and stuntmen works. See more »

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An old story done many times over.
15 June 2019 | by larryandersonSee all my reviews

ROMULUS & REMUS, 2019 Posted on You Tube. 2 HOURS 7 MINS. In Turkish subs. It also played in Toronto on Sunday June 16th. In Italian.

Romulus and Remus escape from captivity with a few other prisoners and go on a long march. They are constantly attacked by other groups of people for no apparent reason. Finally they get to the banks of the Tevere (Tiber), where the two brothers fight. We all know that Romulus wins or Rome would be called Rem. Romulus gets sick on the march and Remus carries him until he is better. Remus is the leader all through out the movie and is killed at the very end. The tribe looks more like a group of mud covered savages. marching through dark forests and swamps, than the founders of the world greatest empire. They look more like pre-history cavemen than a group from 750 BCE, Romulus and Remus were not the first to arrive in Latvium (Latvia), in the 7 hills area. Many small city states were know to previously inhabit the area that had large organized armies. The Etruscans finally settled the area until the remnants from the conquered Troy arrived and took over. Larry Anderson


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