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Trailer for a Remake of Gore Vidal's Caligula (2005)

Needlework Pictures Presents Francesco Vezzoli in Gore Vidal's 'Caligula' (original title)
This is a short film based on the 1979 film of the same name. The film is stylized with the actors wearing modernized robes and Roman jewelry and females playing male characters and vice-versa.

Director:

Francesco Vezzoli

Writers:

Guy Endore-Kaiser (copywriter) (as Guy Endore-Kaiser), Gore Vidal
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Cast

Cast overview:
Francesco Vezzoli Francesco Vezzoli ... Caligula
Gore Vidal ... Himself
Adriana Asti ... Ennia
Karen Black ... Agrippina
Barbara Bouchet ... Caesonia
Gerard Butler ... Prefect Cassius Chaerea
Benicio Del Toro ... Macro
Milla Jovovich ... Druscilla
Helen Mirren ... Tiberia
Michelle Phillips ... Messalina
Glenn Shadix ... Claudius
Tasha Tilberg Tasha Tilberg
Courtney Love ... Caligula
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This is a short film based on the 1979 film of the same name. The film is stylized with the actors wearing modernized robes and Roman jewelry and females playing male characters and vice-versa.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Let them hate me, so long as they fear me.

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Short | Comedy | Drama | History

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Country:

Italy | USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

2 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Trailer for a Remake of Gore Vidal's Caligula See more »

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Budget:

$120,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Black Label Content See more »
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was shot like a movie trailer, complete with credits to advertise the actors when they first appear on screen and a tag line toward the end of the film. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Caligula (1979) See more »

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Short and sweet
15 November 2006 | by ladyaggravateSee all my reviews

All I can say is that this is awesome!

I only wish it could have been made into a full-length movie and not just a teaser. The only downer was Milla Jovovich's performance, she was sort of hammy but the others treated that short film with the same deference of a true full-length epic.

I've seen the original, got it on DVD. For its time period, it was really very good. However, it didn't truly represent even an allusion to the incredible decadent sexuality that permeated the Roman Caesar's rulership let alone the mind-numbing violence that still echoes through histories of the time to today. This short at least attempted it, if only for a few short minutes.

If you can't find it to see for yourselves, take a trip to YouTube. Well worth the few minutes of your time - if you fully understand what depravity to expect anything bearing the name Caligula. Not works safe, not kid safe and not prude safe by along shot.


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