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Caesar Must Die (2012)

Cesare deve morire (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 2 March 2012 (Italy)
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Inmates at a high-security prison in Rome prepare for a public performance of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar."

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William Shakespeare (play), Paolo Taviani (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
16 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Cosimo Rega Cosimo Rega ... Cassio
Salvatore Striano ... Bruto
Giovanni Arcuri ... Cesare
Antonio Frasca Antonio Frasca ... Marcantonio
Juan Dario Bonetti Juan Dario Bonetti ... Decio
Vincenzo Gallo Vincenzo Gallo ... Lucio
Rosario Majorana Rosario Majorana ... Metello
Francesco De Masi Francesco De Masi ... Trebonio
Gennaro Solito Gennaro Solito ... Cinna
Vittorio Parrella Vittorio Parrella ... Casca
Pasquale Crapetti Pasquale Crapetti ... Legionary
Francesco Carusone Francesco Carusone ... Fortune Teller
Fabio Rizzuto ... Stratone
Fabio Cavalli Fabio Cavalli ... Theatre Director
Maurilio Giaffreda Maurilio Giaffreda ... Ottavio
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Storyline

In Rebibbia Prison in Italy, its inmate theatre program puts on a well received production of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. The film goes back several months earlier as the coordinators announces the play as the program's production of the year. With that project set, we see its creation as the cast is auditioned and selected for this artistic challenge. As they rehearse, the prisoners, many of whom are long termers and lifers for serious crimes, find that the classic play has both a striking resonance and contrast to their confined lives. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Drama

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

2 March 2012 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Caesar Must Die See more »

Filming Locations:

Rebibbia, Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Gross USA:

$76,908

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,567,339
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The official submission of Italy to the Best Foreign Language Film for the 85th Academy Awards 2013. See more »

Quotes

Cassio: Ever since I discovered art, this cell has truly become a prison.
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Referenced in Julieta (2016) See more »

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Nice idea, good acting, but that's about it...
19 February 2012 | by jangrunowSee all my reviews

I saw the world premiere of this movie at the Berlinale, where it won the golden bear last night. The movie is not bad, but also not special. The basic idea -real prison inmates play Shakespeares "Julius Caerar"- makes the movie interesting and the impressive acting makes you often forget, what fate those men face and what brought them to prison (murder, mafia-crimes etc). But since you know all that from the promotion already, the movie sometimes just leads up to watching an old Shakespeare-play, which we also already know. Just some philosophic aspects (at the end) and the idea of not showing the actual play, but the criminals only practicing it most of the time, is very entertaining.


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