An adult victim of childhood sexual abuse confronts the horrors of his past
A group of lifelong mob movie extras mount a production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar in their local Staten Island theater in order to finally get some speaking roles. But the theater is the secret hideout of a real-life gangster who fancies himself an actor, and whom the FBI are hunting for the recent murder of a Broadway producer. The Feds insert their own undercover agent to audition for the role of Cassius, seeking to determine who is the real gangster among a cast of make-believe criminals. All the while, the oblivious cast seek only to prove to themselves, their families, and friends that they are more than just extras.
Adolescence is a difficult and often awkward age. It is a complex period, during which teenagers try to assert themselves on their way to adulthood. A period full of dangers, discoveries, experimentations, dreams and tough realities. This collection of four documentary films explores the 7-year development of seven teenagers from the age of twelve to eighteen years. It is an unprecedented immersion into the usually secret world of adolescence. With rare spontaneity, Aurélie, Jordann, Mélanie, Thys, Rachel, Xavier and Virginie share their reflections, joys, sorrows, hopes and disappointments with the audience. Through them and their parents, this series not only paints the picture of the fragile and distraught contemporary family, but also of an increasingly disorientated society.
Landing in Rome, A.D. 64 the travellers take a rare holiday. While Ian and Barbara are happy to relax, the Doctor and Vicki set off to pursue adventure. However, adventure soon finds Ian and Barbara too as they are kidnapped by slave traders, and the Doctor's imitation of Maximus Pettulian sees him taken to the court of Emperor Nero where he inadvertently plays a part in deciding the course of history...
The Roman setting provides ample opportunity for a very high concentration of gag titles, many of which are quite witty and many of which are quaint for deriving their humor from the juxtaposition of having ancient Romans use a lot of hip 1918-era slang. The whole thing is an excuse for a good send-up of how the Roman Empire has been depicted in "serious" plays, movies, &c.
A modern day take on Julius Caeser set in Buffalo, New York that finds mobster Earl Roman running his empire with an iron fist, but a soft heart towards his people. Unfortunately his rivals, C. Murph and the corrupt Councilman Green, threaten his domain and all that he has built. While trying to navigate the underworld, treachery, and a detective who is doggedly on his tail he leaves his poor son, the Reverend and his former protégé Brucey B behind to pick up the pieces of his empire, save his life, and avoid everything blowing to pieces.
Romans Road is a zany heartfelt comedy about five women living on a secluded military base. Together they learn to enjoy the journey and seize each day. There goes the neighborhood!
Roman teenager Atti is forced to join the Roman army when one of his clever schemes falls foul of Emperor Nero. He is sent to "miserable, cold, wet Britain" where "the natives are revolting - quite literally". Things go from bad to worse when Atti is captured by Orla, a feisty teenage Celt desperate to prove herself as a warrior. After narrowly avoiding a very sticky end in a bog, Atti uses his Roman know-how to help Orla save her gran who's been kidnapped by a rival tribe. Meanwhile a furious Nero is determined to crush the rebellion, led by Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni. Atti rejoins his Roman troops and discovers they are preparing for an historic showdown with the Celts at the Battle of Watling Street. Atti's brains could save the day but they could also spell disaster for Orla as the two new friends find themselves lined up on opposite sides of the battlefield.
The plot and setting is actually a bit like Keaton's The Three Ages will be in 1923. But less sophisticated: The Roman Emperor Mulius Caesar borrows more money than he should. The loan shark is all over him and exploits this to get near the emperor's daughter. A slave falls in love with the daughter and sends the loan shark in a rage – unless the slave is sent to Colosseum he will foreclose the emperor's mortgage.
Funny adventures of Engineer Stefan Karwowski. One day he meet the famous star Irena Orska and fall in love. But there are three problems: his wife and two children. He must choice what is more importent for him - family or Irena.
A man is forced to confront a dangerous female jaguar and his own past through the sacrificial killing of the beast he has grown to love.
Follow the daily lives of 11 12-year-olds in the city of Yverdon. What do teens do in Yverdon-les-Bains? What are their dreams, their revolts? How do they see their future? Which society would they want to build? In which Switzerland would they like to live?
The Book of Romans, which is said to be Paul's greatest scripture, follows the apostle's quest to explain the fundamentals of Christianity to the Romans. Learn of Paul's declaration of devotion to the gospel in this film shot on location in Rome and Corinth, Greece. The WatchWord Bible production allows the viewer to follow along with the Bible word for word as dramatic images appear on the screen and an original score plays in the background.
Though the Greeks were intensely protective of the autonomy and freedom of their city-states, certain Greek cities had from their inception an international air. All Greeks (and later Romans) flocked to these cities for religious celebrations and games (Olympia, Nemea), or for their prophetesses (Delphi, Cumae), or for their medical facilities (Pergamon).
Present, Future and Past was filmed as part of "We Came as Romans: Tracing Back Roots" tour at the House of Blues in Chicago and captures the energy and intensity of their live performances.
Roman's Bride tells the story of Lily Heller, an Iowa woman torn between a repressive faith and an unrequited love for life-long neighbor Roman. Indulged in her world only by doting childhood friend Amos, Lily lives her life in a self-restricted isolation. When roman and his girlfriend announce plans to marry, Lily's fragile psyche collides fiercely with an immorality she sees permeating her world. And in Lily's world, sins must be punished.
Using innovative 3D graphics, computer animation, reconstructions and location footage, this engrossing video transports viewers to Northern Africa to visit the sites of some remarkable Roman architecture. On the itinerary are the subterranean city of Bulla Regia and El Jem's impressive Colosseum. Foremost scholars, including professor Roger Wilson of Nottingham University and professor David Mattingly of Leicester University, provide insight.
Akash and Shibu are two jail birds who escape from a train while they are being transported to a jail. They end up in a village at the Kerala – Tamil Nadu border, where they are mistaken for a pair of priests expected at the local monastery. The duo masquerade as priests, and reopen a church which has been closed for years, thereby winning over the villagers. A series of events that take place after their arrival bring about a change in their outlook towards life and society.
Romans is a documentary created by Tony Robinson about the Roman Empire. It was first broadcast on Channel 4 on September 20, 2003. This documentary is 3 hours in length, consists of 4 episodes and makes extensive use of research. The first two episodes portrays the life of the Dictator Julius Caesar while the remaining are portraits of Emperor Caligula and Emperor Nero. Tony Robinson is portraying Caligula in a different perspective, than what is normally associated with a the "mad emperor", by using various sources that examines his childhood in order to portray him in a better light. The last episode portrays emperor Nero.
The actor, presenter and history enthusiast investigates ancient Roman society
What the Romans Did for Us, is a 2000 BBC documentary series "looking at the innovations and inventions brought to Britain by the Romans". The title of the programme is derived from the cult movie Monty Python's Life of Brian, referencing the famous scene where the People's Front of Judea discuss "What have the Romans done for us?"
Roman's Empire was a British television comedy show starring Mathew Horne, Neil Dudgeon, Chris O'Dowd, Montserrat Lombard and Sarah Solemani. Written by brothers Harry and Jack Williams as their TV writing debut, the programme's first episode was shown on BBC Two on 12 April 2007.
Professor Mary Beard looks beyond the stories of emperors, armies, guts and gore to meet the everyday people at the heart of Ancient Rome's vast empire.
Roman's Empire was an American sitcom, set to air on ABC. Produced by Ashton Kucher and set to star Nick Thune as Leo, the series is based on the BBC comedy series of the same name.
Romanzo Criminale – La serie - is a television series Italian based on the eponymous novel by judge Giancarlo De Cataldo, and it is the second adaptation of the film Romanzo Criminale directed by Michele Placido. The first series quickly achieved cult status in Italy. This is the second fiction series after Quo Vadis, Baby? that was produced by Sky and broadcast on Fox Crime, Sky One and on Sky Arts with English subtitles in 2012. The series is set in about 1977-89 and follows a criminal gang in Rome that has a near monopoly of the city's heroin trade. Most of the characters use the Romanesco dialect. The gang is led by three old friends, Libanese, Freddo and Dandi. As well as its internal feuding, the gang has to deal with the Camorra and Sicilian Mafia that both supply its heroin, the police led by Commissioner Scialoja and the Italian secret services. The plotline is based on the Banda della Magliana of the 1970s-90s.
Questions the myths and unravels age-old clichés about ancient cultures.