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Nero (2004)

Imperium: Nerone (original title)
PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, War | TV Movie 23 May 2004
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A six-episode mini-series covering five centuries of the Roman Empire.

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Paul Marcus
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hans Matheson ... Nero
Laura Morante ... Agrippina
Rike Schmid ... Acte
Matthias Habich ... Seneca
Ángela Molina ... Domitia (as Angela Molina)
Ian Richardson ... Septimus
Philippe Caroit Philippe Caroit ... Apollonius
Mario Opinato ... Tigellinus
Elisa Tovati Elisa Tovati ... Poppea
Simón Andreu ... Porridus (as Simon Andreu Trobat)
Marco Bonini Marco Bonini ... Rufus
Maurizio Donadoni Maurizio Donadoni ... Burrus
Sonia Aquino ... Messalina
Emanuela Garuccio Emanuela Garuccio ... Claudia (as Emanuela Garruccio)
Francesco Venditti Francesco Venditti ... Britannicus
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A six-episode mini-series covering five centuries of the Roman Empire.

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Genres:

Biography | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy | Germany | UK | France | Tunisia

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 2004 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Imperium: Nero See more »

Filming Locations:

Tunisia

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Despite the inaccuracies…
5 November 2007 | by MetdavoSee all my reviews

This movie was good. It was both entertaining (although long at 3 hours) and refreshing.

I have seen a lot of movies on the Roman Empire, including Augustus (to which I also found great). Although I only have mild university level knowledge on the history of the Roman Republic and Empire, I know very little of Nero, so I watch Nero from an ignorant point of view.

Gladiator had little historical background yet was hailed and given high ratings and great reviews. Although that is a story, one would assume Nero (as well as Augustus) to be an accurate day-to-day recount of the lives of these Emperors. True, there are some parts that seem out-of-date, far-fetched, and alienated from what seems to be 'truth', but you can't hide that this is a story.

I found huge gaps in Augustus, Rome, and Julius Caesar, but I loved every second of them, and as far as I'm concerned, Imperium: Nero is better than Augustus (even though I studied him for quite some time).

If you haven't seen Nero, it's a good movie, and a great night at home with some ice cream, or popcorn! Most of the reviewers cast "hog-wash", but use Historical Inaccuracies as their main attack, then again, "Gladiator" wasn't the most historically accurate film ever made either.

6.7/10


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