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Attila 

A romanced story of Attila the Hun, from when he lost his parents in childhood until his death. Attila is disclosed as a great leader, strategist and lover and the movie shows his respect ... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Pauline Lynch Pauline Lynch ...  Galen 2 episodes, 2001
Steven Berkoff ...  King Rua 2 episodes, 2001
Andrew Pleavin ...  Orestes 2 episodes, 2001
Tommy Flanagan ...  Bleda 2 episodes, 2001
Kirsty Mitchell ...  Honoria 2 episodes, 2001
Jonathan Hyde ...  Felix 2 episodes, 2001
Tim Curry ...  Theodosius 2 episodes, 2001
Janet Henfrey Janet Henfrey ...  Palcharia 2 episodes, 2001
Liam Cunningham ...  King Theodoric 2 episodes, 2001
Rollo Weeks ...  Young Attila 2 episodes, 2001
Kate Steavenson-Payne ...  Lydia 2 episodes, 2001
Richard Lumsden ...  Petronius 2 episodes, 2001
Mark Letheren Mark Letheren ...  Thorismund 2 episodes, 2001
Jolyon Baker Jolyon Baker ...  Mundzuk 2 episodes, 2001
David Bailie ...  Shaman 2 episodes, 2001
Powers Boothe ...  Flavius Aetius 2 episodes, 2001
Gerard Butler ...  Attila the Hun 2 episodes, 2001
Alice Krige ...  Placida 2 episodes, 2001
Simmone Mackinnon ...  Ildico / ... 2 episodes, 2001
Reg Rogers ...  Valentinian 2 episodes, 2001
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A romanced story of Attila the Hun, from when he lost his parents in childhood until his death. Attila is disclosed as a great leader, strategist and lover and the movie shows his respect to the great Roman strategist Flavius Aetius, his loves and passions, the gossips, intrigues and betrayals in Rome, all of these feelings evolved by magic and mysticism. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Men followed. Women worshiped. Rome trembled.


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Country:

USA | Lithuania

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Attila See more »

Filming Locations:

Lithuania

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Runtime:

| (3 episodes) | (TV) (4 parts) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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In the series, a soldier called Petronius unsuccessfully tries to murder the emperor Valentinian. The name "Petronius" was probably chosen because in reality the emperor was eventually killed by a senator called Petronius. See more »

Goofs

The clothes the Romans are wearing are not consistent with the time period. By the mid 5th century A.D., the Romans were beginning to wear dull and coarse clothing. The clothes the Romans are depicted wearing throughout the miniseries are typical of the early Empire (29 B.C. to 196 A.D.). See more »

Quotes

Honoria: [about Attila] He's quite striking - in a primitive sort of way.
Girl: His clothes are made of animal skins.
Honoria: Don't worry, he'll be out of them soon enough.
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History more interesting

Presumably the writer of this mini-series had to read the history of Attila and Aetius before he could change it into the pap presented. You would think it would have been easier to leave as written, and certainly more interesting.

Just to give one example. After the battle and the death of the Roman ally King Theodoric, this movie has Theordoric's son insisting of leaving immediately to fight his brothers for the throne, and thus depriving the Roman general Aetius of the strength to decisively destroy Attila. Thus a mildly interesting and fairly predictable plot as far as it goes. The historical reality is that Aetius advised the son to leave to take care of his brothers as he was insisting on revenging his father against Attila. Aetius preferred not to destroy the Huns as his and Rome's whole strategy at that time had been to play groups such as the Huns off against other barbarian tribes that had entered or threatened the Empire. To my mind a more interesting development.

Of course it might have taken slightly more effort to get this idea across to viewers but the effort would have been a far more memorial series which the poor sets and acting could never achieve. While I can understand budget limitations that make good sets and hordes of extras difficult I cannot understand the almost perverse need to change history even when the original is much more interesting.

An amusing watch just the same but disappointing that for the cost of another writer it could not have been so much better.


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