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Imperium: Augustus (2003)

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Caesar Augustus tells of how he became the emperor to his reluctant daughter, Julia following the death of her husband Agrippa.

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Roger Young

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Eric Lerner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter O'Toole ... Augustus Caesar
Charlotte Rampling ... Livia Drusilla
Vittoria Belvedere ... Julia Caesaris
Benjamin Sadler ... Gaius Octavius / Young Augustus
Ken Duken ... Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa
Russell Barr Russell Barr ... Gaius Maecenas
Juan Diego Botto ... Iullus Antonius
Martina Stella ... Young Livia
Valeria D'Obici Valeria D'Obici ... Atia
Michele Bevilacqua ... Tiberius
Riccardo De Torrebruna Riccardo De Torrebruna ... Decimus
Giampiero Judica ... Scipio
Vanni Materassi ... Musa
Elena Ballesteros Elena Ballesteros ... Octavia
Gérard Klein ... Julius Caesar (as Gerard Klein)
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Storyline

In 42 BC Rome is in the middle of a civil war. Together with his friend AGRIPPA, the young Augustus goes to Spain in order to help JULIUS CAESAR in his struggle against the troops of POMPEY. Even though they are outnumbered, they manage to defeat Pompey. Caesar honours his adopted son Augustus with a triumphal entry into Rome and then sends him to Greece together with his friends Agrippa and Maecenas. There, Augustus hears the news of Caesar's assassination and he returns to Rome with his friends. Back in Rome, he is able to gain both the support of the people and political power. In his struggle with the conspirators against Caesar he finds an ally in MARC ANTONY. Marc Antony not only pursues BRUTUS and CASSIUS, he also initiates a wave of executions which practically eliminates the old Roman ruling class. Among those who are killed is the husband of LIVIA DRUSILLA, a woman with whom Augustus had been in love as a young man. Through a combination of good luck and chance, Augustus and... Written by Anonymous

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History will bear the mark of his rule. See more »

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Drama | History | Romance | War

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Rated R for some war violence | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 2003 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Was dedicated to Titus Vossberg, who was the set decorator. See more »

Goofs

When getting back into his saddle after visiting his mother and sister, Octavian's horse is clearly fitted with stirrups. In Roman era saddles the rider had to depend on squeezing two horns in the saddle between his thighs. Stirrups were not used in and were only generally adopted in Europe. No full example of a Roman saddle remains and all those used are reconstructions at best from recovered fragments. See more »

Quotes

[to Octavius, weeping]
Maecenas: But without a crown, they will destroy you... I am sorry, my friend... I love you... But I... I will not watch them destroy you.
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Followed by St. Peter (2005) See more »

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Movie in the style of Lion of Winter
16 January 2005 | by Isaiah40See all my reviews

One of the best movies I've seen since Lion of Winter with Katherine Hepburn. Peter O'Toole's performance is on par with her performance. Altogether a magnificent movie with lush sets and sterling acting from a host of actors unknown in the United States. I'm particularly enamored of Ken Duken as the you Agrippa and would like to see more from him.

A great blend of the full range of human emotions humor included at just the appropriate moment to keep it from becoming depressing.

I highly recommend this movie - do be aware, however that it is very long - although worth every minute.


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