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The First King (2019)

Il primo re (original title)
TV-MA | | Drama, History | 31 January 2019 (Italy)
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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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The director Matteo Rovere used minimum CGI, prefering prosthetic makeup and stuntmen works. See more »

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Great movie
7 February 2019 | by gio_vvanniSee all my reviews

As an Italian I'm always a little bit prejudice with italian movies. But. This one is pretty great. Certainly worth to be watched, even twice maybe. IMO a little bit too dramatical in certain detail, actors' expressions or too long on certain detailed shots. But a part from this little and forgettable stuffs, it is a great movie, with a great plot, great and well played characters. Again: worth to be watched.


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Country:

Italy | Belgium

Language:

Latin

Release Date:

31 January 2019 (Italy) See more »

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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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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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