Caligula

Character: Caesonia

Directed by: Tinto Brass, Bob Guccione, Giancarlo Lui

Written by: Gore Vidal, Franco Rossellini

Produced by: Bob Guccione, Franco Rossellini

Cast Members: Malcolm McDowell, Peter O'Toole

Released date: February 15, 1980

Genre: Drama, History

The rise and fall of the notorious Roman Emperor Caligula, showing the violent methods that he employs to gain the throne, and the subsequent insanity of his reign - he gives his horse political office and humiliates and executes anyone who even slightly displeases him. He also sleeps with his sister, organises elaborate orgies and embarks on a fruitless invasion of Britain before meeting an appropriate end.

Taglines

→ What would you have done if you had been given absolute power of life and death over everybody else in the whole world?
→ The most controversial film of the 20th century is now the most controversial film of the 21st century.

Trivia

• Helen Mirren described the film as “an irresistible mix of art and genitals”.

Script developed by Never Enough Design