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The Last Legion

by Dino De Laurentiis

Synopsis

During the Fall of the Roman Empire, its last emperor, 12-year-old Romulus Augustus rules for a day before losing all that he loves: his family, his home and an Empire that once stood for truth and honor.

Imprisoned on the island-fortress of Capri, Romulus, aided by the clever strategies of his teacher Abrosinus and the heroic skills of his legionnaire Aurelius, escapes the island. Accompanied by his friends and a mysterious envoy from Constantinople, Romulus travels to Britannia in search of the Last Legion — the fabled Dragon Legion. There, Romulus will fight alongside his friends to make his last stand for Rome, and take his first steps to becoming the man and the King who started the Arthurian legend.

Reviews

Anyone raised on Fifties’ adventure yarns such as The Vikings and The Seventh Voyage will recognize their influence on The Last Legion, an action packed sword-and-sorcery saga set during the dying days of the Roman Empire.

The Daily Express, Allan Hunter

It’s all good, mildly violent, technically ingenious family fun.

The Mail On Sunday, Matthew Bond

Credits

Colin Firth
Aurelius
Ben Kingsley
Ambrosinus / Merlin
Aishwarya Rai
Mira
Peter Mullan
Odoacer
Kevin McKidd
Wulfila
Iain Glen
Orestes
John Hannah
Nestor
Thomas Sangster
Romulus Augustus
Rupert Friend
Demetrius
Nonso Anozie
Batiatus
Owen Teale
Vatrenus
Alexander Siddig
Theodorus Andronikos
Robert Pugh
Kustennin
James Cosmo
Hrothgar
Harry Van Gorkum
Vortgyn
Beata Ben Ammar
Flavia (as Beata Sonczuk-Ben Ammar)
Murray McArthur
Tertius
Director
Doug Lefler
Producers
Dino De Laurentiis
Martha De Laurentiis
Writers
Jez Butterworth
Tom Butterworth


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It’s all good, mildly violent, technically ingenious family fun.