A group of long-term prisoners, incarcerated in a maximum security prison on the outskirts of Rome, are successively cast and rehearsed and then give a public performance of Shakespeare’s 'Julius Caesar'. This is a vital, edgy film from renowned filmmaking duo the Taviani brothers, brilliantly blending documentary and drama by using a real prison and genuine inmates. The grim lives and compelling personalities of the leading characters give a surprising and distinctive slant to Shakespeare’s play and make for riveting cinema.
- Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
- Cosimo Rega, Salvatore Striano, Giovanni Arcuri, Antonio Frasca, Juan Dario Bonetti, Vincenzo Gallo, Rosario Majorana, Francesco De Masi, Gennaro Solito, Vittorio Parrella, Pasquale Crapetti, Francesco Carusone, Fabio Rizzuto, Fabio Cavalli, Maurilio Giaffreda
- 76 min
- Original Title:
- Cesare deve morire