A slave-turned-gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him.
Epic drama of forbidden love in Pompeii at the city's height of glory, up to the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79. We follow nobles, slaves, gladiators and the secret gatherings of early Christians. Mostly in English.
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Pompeii is a short film/music video about a man driven to the thought of suicide, upon finding that his girlfriend has left him, and the transformation of thought that can take place in a single moment - if you close your eyes.
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A demobilized centurion returns home to Pompeii to find his father murdered by a gang of black-hooded Christian robbers that terrorizes the city and he decides to investigate the matter while the nearby volcano threatens to erupt.
In 79 AD, one of the infamous natural disasters in human history occurred when Mount Vesuvius erupted. With speculative dramatizations of various inhabitants' final hours along with detailed documentation of the known facts concerning the eruption, the horrific day is vividly brought to life. In addition, the modern situation of life around Mount Vesuvius is shown and the overhanging danger that is still there today.Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
All the other filmed dramatizations of the last days of Pompeii have featured purely fictional characters. See more »
As the second-last pyroclastic wave stops just outside the city, the carbon dioxide it sends into the city should have affected all the lamps, dimming if not extinguishing the flames. The flames are untouched although the people are choking. See more »
Alisdair Simpson - Narrator:
Vesuvius has never again erupted with the same volcanic force as on that hot summer day in A.D. 79. According to the experts, Plinian eruptions of this scale only happen every 2000 years. The next one is due.
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The dramatised documentary of Pompeii was not that great. The special effects were good, although some things didn't quite happen as it did. Besides the effects of the volcanic eruption itself that others have gone into, and I won't even comment on, the rest was just more propaganda than telling a historic tale.
It was unfair of the BBC to portray one of the dead Pompeii victims as a horrid bad man. It left a nasty taste in my mouth and that was enough for me. The character Stephanus the Fuller may have been a really nice and kind man but this drama turned him into the villain. I'm not sure how they can really make things like that and be given so many awards.
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