Character: Caesonia
Directed by: Tinto Brass, Bob Guccione, Giancarlo Lui
Written by: Gore Vidal, Franco Rossellini
Produced by: Bob Guccione, Franco Rossellini
Other cast: Malcolm McDowell, Peter O'Toole
Release date: February 15, 1980
Genre: Drama, History
Running time: 2h 36min

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.


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