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Cesare Deve Morire

Alternative title
Caesar Must die
Synopsis
Documentary. A performance of scenes from Julius Caesar by inmates of the Roman maximum security prison Rebibbia. One of them comments: ‘Ever since I discovered art this cell has truly become a prison’. Filmmakers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani spent six months following rehearsals for this stage production; their film demonstrates how the universality of Shakespeare’s language helps the actors to understand their roles and immerse themselves in Shakespeare’s interplay of friendship and betrayal, power, dishonesty and violence. The film does not dwell on the crimes the men have committed in their ‘real’ lives, but draws parallels between the play and the contemporary world. The film is shot mainly in black and white.
Language
Italian (Standard)
Country
Italy
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2012
Subjects
Drama; Shakespeare
Keywords
drama therapy; prisoners; prisons; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Rehearsals; Untrained actors; Auditions

Credits

Director
Paolo Taviani; Vittorio Taviani
Cinematographer
Simone Zampagni
Screenplay
Paolo Taviani; Vittorio Taviani
Music
Carmelo Travia; Giulano Taviani
Cast
Antonio Frasca 
Cosimo Rego 
Fabio Rizzuto 
Francesco Carusone 
Francesco De Masi 
Gennaro Solito 
Giovanni Arcuri 
Juan Dario Bonetti 
Maurillio Giafredda 
Maurillo Giaffreda 
Rosario Majorana 
Salvatore Striano 
Vincenzo Gallo 
Vittorio Parrella 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£15.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
76 minutes
Year
2013

Production Company

Name

Kaos Cinematografica

Distributor

 

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Distributor (Sale)

Name

New Wave Films

Email
info@newwavefilms.co.uk
Web
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Phone
020 3178 7096
Fax
020 3008 6171
Address
10 Margaret Street
London
W1W 8RL
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