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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 overview, first billed only:
Alessandro Borghi ... Remo
Alessio Lapice 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 ... 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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admirable
21 July 2019 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

A splendid film, reminding a Latin text. Not for the use of language but for the admirable precise simplicity. A film about birth of Rome. The story is familiar, at the first sigh, from school years. In fact, a profound inspired history of Rome. Level by level, event by event. Because it is a film about brotherhood and murder, about "the others", about gods and atheism, about power, love, sacrifice, weakness in force , about relations and, sure, about the death as seed for a great project. A film who you feel. And it is enough.


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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:

EUR8,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,440,478
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2.35 : 1
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