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      Caesar Must Die

      2012 1 hr. 16 min. Drama List
      92% 50 Reviews Tomatometer 74% 2,500+ Ratings Audience Score Inmates in a high-security prison prepare for a public performance of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar." Read More Read Less
      Caesar Must Die

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      An ultra-immersive experience that captures the senses and boggles the mind, this leaves no room to question that Caesar Must Die.

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      Elvis D La película italiana, inspirada en la obra de William Shakespeare, es una libre interpretación que nos presenta a los reclusos de una prisión narrando la tragedia de César a través de su ensayo para una obra. Se puede ver cómo los reclusos acaban metiéndose en la piel de sus personajes con actuaciones dramáticas que son admirables. La película tiene como dos caras al querer narrar la obra de Shakespeare, pero usando solo a los reclusos como recurso. La película en sí es un producto mediocre que se aleja de ser una película como cualquier otra para aferrarse al dramatismo teatral. Las actuaciones y la fotografía son dignas de respeto, pero no hay nada más que aportar. Esta película es una curiosa propuesta por tratar de representar una obra de Shakespeare de una manera diferente, pero al final es una película olvidable. Mi calificación final para esta película es un 5/10. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 09/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Filmin oyuncu kadrosunun tamamı hapishanede kalan gerçek mahkûmlar. Film sahneleri de mahkûmların Shakespeare'in Jül Sezar adlı tiyatro oyununu sergilemek için yaptıkları provalardan oluşmakta. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review nefasto r No real actor could have brought the emotional power we find in "Cesare Deve Morire", an interesting hybrid between a documentary, a theater piece and a drama. Absorbing work with a powerful ending. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A representação de um teatro clássico Shakesperiano dentro de uma prisão da Italia, onde a representação se mescla coma vida real dos presos. Excelente obra dos irmãos Taviani em mais uma excelente sessão do cineclube Xícara da Silva! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member This is so cool -- high security prison puts on Julius Caesar, and the actors are recognizing themselves in some of the scenes. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member 'Caesar Must Die' is a drama which unfolds within the physical confines of an actual Italian prison. Neither a full documentary nor a movie, Shakespeare's Julius Caesar is reinterpreted by the real inmates of Rome's Rebibbia prison, who stage the historical episode of Caesar's assassination and its aftermath. By bringing into the story their personal existential wounds and future expectations, this docufiction explores in depth the inmates' internal conflicts and their yearning for some ultimate salvation. In one of the final lines of this transcendentally powerful drama-within-a-drama, one of the inmates opens up even further honestly telling us that "now that I have found art, this cell of mine looks like a prison." Moving and inspiring at the same time. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      J. Hoberman ARTINFO.com Despite its lean and hungry look, the Taviani Brothers' Caesar Must Die may be the most effectively gimmicked version of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar in the 75 years since Orson Welles's modern-dress, anti-fascist staging. Feb 22, 2019 Full Review Stanley Kauffmann The New Republic It is almost an impertinence to think that we understand the thoughts of these actors and those in the audience who are relatives and friends. But this is the intriguing privilege that the Taviani brothers have given us. Jun 17, 2013 Full Review A.A. Dowd Time Out Chicago The problem with the film, which somewhat inexplicably won the Golden Bear at Berlin last year, is that it scarcely transcends the basic novelty of its premise. Rated: 3/5 Mar 21, 2013 Full Review Geoffrey O'Brien The New York Review of Books The determination-at times it seems close to anguish-with which they seize that opportunity reenacts what must have been the astonishing force and challenge launched by the actors who first played Julius Caesar. Mar 13, 2019 Full Review Patrick Gamble CineVue A fascinatingly perceptive film that blurs the lines between art and reality, Caesar Must Die brings a whole new intensity to this Elizabethan examination of betrayal and duplicity. Rated: 4/5 Feb 9, 2019 Full Review Steve Erickson Gay City News ... "Caesar Must Die" combines documentary, theater, and fiction in ways that could hardly be more au courant. Feb 21, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Inmates in a high-security prison prepare for a public performance of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar."
      Director
      Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
      Screenwriter
      Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
      Production Co
      RAI Cinema
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Italian
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 25, 2016