“Those who govern are not allow to be weak. No matter how much suffering this may cause themselves or others”.
These Augustus‘ words as he sends his daughter into exile for being the mistress of his worst enemy. Words which encapsulate his whole philosophy of life.
The film recounts two stages of the fascinating life of Emperor Augustus: the vertiginous rise to power of the valiant young Augustus who defeats his enemies in order to fulfil Caesar‘s dreams; and the last struggle of the old Emperor against destiny, fate and his family as he tries to find a suitable successor.
The two plots interweave throughout the film by means of a ingenious dramatic expedient as the old Augustus tells his daughter of the glorious days of his youth.
Format: Miniseries 2×90′
Co-production: Rai Fiction, Lux Vide, Eos, Rai Trade, Quinta Communications
Average viewers: 7.791.000
Average share: 26.55%
|Augusto da giovane||Benjamin Sadler|
|Marco Agrippa||Ken Duken|
|Iullo||Juan Diego Botto|
|Livia da Giovane||Martina Stella|
|Giulio Cesare||Gerard Klein|
|Marco Antonio||Massimo Ghini|
|Produced by||Luca Bernabei|
|Directed by||Roger Young|
|Based on scripts by||Franco Bernini, Gianmario Pagano|
|Story editors||Francesco Arlanch, Fernando Muraca|
|Costumes Designer||Paolo Scalabrino|
|Production Designer||Carmelo Agate|
|Set Decorator||Titus Vossberg|
|Director of Photography||Giovanni Galasso|
|Executive producer||Salvatore Morello|