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Inspired by the dichotomy of teaching murderers how to murder, Caesar Must Die marks a profoundly moving return to the big screen for master filmmakers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani. The quasi-documentary has at its heart the re-enactment of Shakespeare's tragedy, Julius Caesar. The twist lies in the fact that the players are prisoners and the backdrop is a high security prison in Rome. The in-mates' crimes appear to dramatically inform their understanding of Shakespeare's characters, with the story of friendship, intrigue, duplicity and greed feeling all the more real in their hands.
A film guide that looks at Caesar Must Die (2012), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
Epic set in medieval Japan and based on Shakespeare's King Lear, in which an ageing man splits his land between his three sons, resulting in war.
11+ years 155 mins
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