Imperium: Pompeii
Directed byGiulio Base
Written byFrancesco Arlanch
Salvatore Basile
StarringLorenzo Crespi
Andrea Osvárt
CinematographyGiovanni Galasso
Music byMarco Frisina
Release date
  • 2007 (2007)
Running time
200 minutes
CountryItaly
LanguageEnglish

Imperium: Pompeii is a 2007 Italian television film and part of the Imperium series. It tells the story of the last days of Pompeii, the city buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.[1] It was shot in the Empire Studios in Hammamet, Tunisia.[2] Mass scenes involved about 3,200 extras.[2] Anthony LaMolinara supervised the special effects of the film.[2]

Plot

Marcus a military officer goes to war and is injured and believed to be dead. In his hometown of Pompeii a bad earthquake happens, and his girlfriend Valeria and her brother Ennius are orphaned. They are sold to Quintus Laronius as slaves, but Laronius is murdered. Marcus and Valeria do all they can to solve the mystery of the murder, with the evil governor Chelidone holding them back with his love for Valeria. They eventually get Tiberius a tribune to save Valeria, Ennius and the other slaves of Quintus Laronius, who are accused of his murder, but the volcano Vesuvius erupts sending ash and pyroclastic flows to Pompeii burying it, Marcus and Valeria, and their friends cause Chelidone to die in the eruption, but they survive.

Cast

References

  1. ^ Paolo Scotti (4 March 2007). "La Cucinotta: "Che sfida trasformarmi in cattiva"". Il Giornale. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Pompei, trionfo di effetti speciali Ma sotto la cenere cova l' amore". La Repubblica. 4 March 2007. Retrieved 6 September 2015.