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Caesar Must Die

Caesar Must Die
  • 2012
  • Italy
  • 76 min
  • Directed by: Paolo Taviani/Vittorio Taviani
  • Written by: William Shakespeare, Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
  • Cast: Cosimo Rega, Salvatore Striano, Giovanni Arcuri
  • Language: Italian
  • UK release: 1 March 2013

Compelling documentary about the theatre company of Rome’s Rebibbia prison, rehearsing Shakespeare's Julius Caesar with a cast made up of hardened prisoners. The Taviani brothers' sensitive approach and the impressive performances of the actors helped it to win the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlin Film Festival.

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Caesar Must Die

22 Oct 20123 stars

Compelling version of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, filmed with the inmates of Rome’s Rebibbia jail

Veteran filmmakers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani craft a compelling version of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar in Caesar Must Die, which won the Golden Bear award at this year’s Berlin Film Festival. The twist here is that the performance takes place within…

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