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DVD with public performance rights $179
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"Though the best known
is the 1951 Hollywood version...this recent Polish-produced film surpasses it in every respect" (
). One of the most expensive films ever made in Poland--and also the last by veteran filmmaker Jerzy Kawalerowicz--
tells the familiar tale of Christianity set against the backdrop of Emperor Nero and the burning of Rome. It all begins when soldier Marcus Vinicius returns to the Eternal City for rest and relaxation. Polish action star Boguslaw Linda costars as Vinicius's uncle Petronius, an official in good standing with the corrupt Emperor. Vinicius's loyalties are tested when he becomes interested in the teachings of Jesus through his sweetheart Lygia. In Polish with English Subtitles.
Jerzy Kawalerowicz---Poland---2001---270 mins.