Quo Vadis? (1985)

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Original title Quo Vadis?
Country of production Italy , France , Spain , Switzerland , United Kingdom , Germany
original language English , Italian
Publishing year 1985
length 348 minutes
Director Franco Rossi
script Francesco Scardamaglia ,
Ennio De Concini ,
Franco Rossi
production Elio Scardamaglia ,
Francesco Scardamaglia
music Piero Piccioni
camera Luigi Kuveiller

Quo Vadis? is a four-part television film from 1985 produced by Rai Uno , Leone Film, Antenne 2 , Polyphon Film- und Fernsehgesellschaft , Channel 4 , Televisión Española (TVE) and Radiotelevisione svizzera di lingua italiana . The film is based on the novel of the same name by Henryk Sienkiewicz . Oscar winner Ennio De Concini wrote the script .


Like the book and the adaptation of the material from 1951 , the film, produced for television, describes the beginnings of Christianity in Rome at the time of Emperor Nero. It takes place in AD 64, when the victorious commander Marcus Vinicius returns with his troops from Britain to Rome. Here he falls in love with the Roman slave Lygia. The under megalomania suffering Nero (played by Klaus Maria Brandauer) Rome will turn into a sea of flames and a new city called in the same place Neropolis build. Various personal fates are shown and linked together. The Christians living in Rome are ultimately blamed for the fire and many die in the arenas and on the cross. In the end, Nero commits suicide.


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