Caligula
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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.

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”.