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.

Director:

Matteo Rovere

Writers:

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 ... Tefarie
Tania Garribba Tania Garribba ... Satnei la Vestale
Michael Schermi 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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Drama | History

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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

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Surprised me.
1 May 2020 | by johnstewardtxSee all my reviews

With little expositional dialogue, this movie kept me guessing. I knew the myth of the founding of Rome, but this movie shows the brutal life of those living in the time. Very well framed and filmed.


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Country:

Italy | Belgium

Language:

Latin

Release Date:

31 January 2019 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The First King See more »

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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