THE END OF AN EMPIRE… THE BEGINNING OF A LEGEND.
In 460 AD, Rome is invaded by Goths and the new, very young Emperor (Thomas Sangster) is exiled to Capri where he’s protected and guided by a druid (Ben Kinsgley) and a Roman general (Colin Firth). An adventure in classic style, featuring at least one actual historical person, the boy who has been called Rome’s last emperor, which takes us to Britannia where he faces a fanciful future. Plenty of action, a decent cast and a majestic score, but the film is also clumsily edited at times and relies too heavily on half-hearted clichés.
2007-Britain-France-Italy. 102 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Doug Lefler. Music: Patrick Doyle. Cast: Colin Firth (Aurelius), Ben Kingsley (Ambrosinus), Aishwarya Rai (Mira), Peter Mullan, John Hannah, Thomas Sangster… Rupert Friend.
Trivia: Inspired by a novel by Valerio Massimo Manfredi.