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Julius Caesar (TV Miniseries)

Rating
5.7
342
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Original title
Julius Caesar
Year
Running time
174 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Cast
Music
Cinematography
Producer
Co-production United States-Italy-Germany-Netherlands;
Genre
TV Series. Drama. War | TV Miniseries. Historical. Roman Empire. Biography
Synopsis
An epic story set in magnificent, ancient Rome. It will bring to life one of history's greatest figures. The miniseries will not only show Caesar as one of the greatest politicians, generals and orators to have ever lived. It will particularly tell of a man, of his early days, of his formation and assent to power, of his ambitions, anxieties, weaknesses and of the three great loves of his life.
As Caesar rises to fame, his life is constantly at risk for high political reasons, and he is forced to flee Rome when Sulla, the malevolent Roman dictator, threatens to execute him. Returning to the capital, with his citizenship restored for bravery in battle, Caesar becomes famous for his amazing gift of public speaking. He also becomes entwined in a great and ill-fated love story.
In defiance of Sulla's wishes, he marries his true love Cornelia, who later dies tragically. Cornelia's death almost destroys Caesar, and, for years to come, all his love is devoted to his daughter, Julia.
Now concentrating on his political career, Caesar champions popular causes and fights the corrupt aristocracy that dominates Roman politics. He declares that, for the Empire to have real meaning, all of its subjects - of whatever race, creed or color - should be offered Roman citizenship. His populist politics and unprecedented military victories raise Caesar to Roman Emperor.
It is towards the premature end of his life that Caesar, isolated at the pinnacle of power, finds love in his relationship with another of history's great leaders - Cleopatra. But, yet again, lasting happiness eludes his grasp, and Roman politics lure Caesar away from Egypt. Now a mature man, Caesar's attitude towards power, towards Rome and towards the Roman Senate seems to have changed. Back in the capital city, powerful men begin to fear the most powerful man amongst them.
Awards
2003: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay (Long Form)
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User history
Julius Caesar (TV Miniseries)
2002
Uli Edel
5.7
(342)
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