Caesar must die

Caesar must die

Paolo y Victorio Taviani

Italy, 2012, 76 min, Italian



It is the end of the play Julius Cesar by Shakespeare. After the ovation the actors leave the stage, but not to their dressing rooms, rather to their cells, since they are prisoners in Rebibbia, the maximum security prison in Rome. The Taviani brothers spent six months of rehearsals to document this special presentation of the play, a complex process for the actors, for whom the word of Shakespeare has moved minds and guts. The intention is not so much to show a morbid and docu-dramatic side to reality – we find out little or nothing about the past lives of these men - but rather to revitalise the always mysterious landscapes between life and art. As one of the actors comments at the beginning of the film: “Since the moment I discovered art, this cell has become a true prison.” With Cesar must die the Tavianis won the Golden Bear Award in the last Berlin Festival.


Paolo and Vittorio Taviani

Vittorio and Paolo Taviani were born in San Miniato di Pisa, in 1929 and 1931 respectively. Vittorio would study law and Paolo fine arts, although the idea of cinema was already running through their heads when they saw Paisá by Rossellini. In Rome they assisted Emmer, Pellegrini and Rossellini, thereby acquiring a solid formation in documentaries. They were accompanied in their first steps by the director Valentino Orsini, who they will also collaborate with in their full-length film debut, A Man For Burning (1962). After 1963 they began an amazing and unique career: a perfect symbiosis of sensibilities in which they direct together of in alternative scenes in their films. Politically committed and profoundly interested in the relationships between utopia and failure and the individual with tradition, the Tavianis will reach the zenith of their style during the seventies with Sotto il segno dello scorpione (1969), San Michele aveva un gallo (1975), Padre Padrone (1977, Golden Palm at Cannes), and El prado (1979).



2012 Cesare deve morire

2007 El destino de Nunik

2002 La primavera del 2002. L'Italia protesta, l'Italia si ferma

1998 Tú rie

1996 Las afinidades electivas

1993 Fiorile

1990 El sol también sale de noche

1987 Good morning Babilonia

1984 Kaos

1982 La noche de San Lorenzo

1979 El prado

1977 Padre patrón

1972 No estoy solo

1962 Hay que quemar a un hombre



Cesare deve morire

Caesar must die

Italia, 2012, 76 min, Italiano

Dirección /Direction

Paolo y Victorio Taviani

Guión / Script

Paolo y Victorio Taviani

Fotografía / Cinematography

Simone Zampagni

Montaje / Editing

Roberto Perpignani

Sonido / Sound

Benito Alchimede, Brando Mosca

Música / Music

Giuliano Taviani, Carmelo Travia

Producción / Producers

Grazia Volpi

Intérpretes / Cast

Cosimo Rega (Cassio),

Salvatore Striano (Bruto),

Giovanni Arcuri (Cesare),

Antonio Frasca (Marcantonio),

Juan Dario Bonetti (Decio)

Lucio Vincenzo Gallo

Compañía productora / Production company

Kaos Cinematografica

Compañía distribuidora / Distribution company

Golem Distribución

Martín de los Heros, 14

28008 Madrid

T. 91 559 38 36


Ventas internacionales / Internacional sales

Rai Trade

Roma, Italia

T. 39 6 374981


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