- Original title
- Running time
- 160 min.
- United States
Julie Taymor (Theater: William Shakespeare)
Jonathan Rhys Meyers,
Co-production United States-Italy; Clear Blue Sky Productions / Overseas FilmGroup / Urania Picture / NDF International
Drama | Historical. Roman Empire
- Movie Groups
Shakespeare: Titus Andronicus
- Synopsis / Plot
- War begets revenge. Victorious general, Titus Andronicus, returns to Rome with hostages: Tamora queen of the Goths and her sons. He orders the eldest hewn to appease the Roman dead. He declines the proffered emperor's crown, nominating Saturninus, the last ruler's venal elder son. Saturninus, to spite his brother Bassianus, demands the hand of Lavinia, Titus's daughter. When Bassianus, Lavinia, and Titus's sons flee in protest, Titus stands against them and slays one of his own. Saturninus marries the honey-tongued Tamora, who vows vengeance against Titus. The ensuing maelstrom serves up tongues, hands, rape, adultery, racism, and Goth-meat pie. There's irony in which two sons survive.
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Costume Design
: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Nominated for Best Production Design
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