About the film
scotland roman empire slavery ancient rome eagle honor disappearance ancient world britain slave scottish highlands 2nd century hadrian’s wall
Release Date: February 08, 2011
|Slogan||:||«The destiny of a soldier. The honour of a slave. The fate of an empire.»|
|Production Companies||:||Prime Focus, Toledo Productions, Focus Features, Twins Financing, Film4 Productions|
|Producers||:||Jina Jay, Des Hamilton, Duncan Kenworthy, Suzanne Reid, Matt Jones, Kálmán Antal, Imre Légmán, Bea Beliczai|
|Writers||:||Jeremy Brock, Rosemary Sutcliff|
In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila (Tatum) arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander of the Ninth. Accompanied only by his British slave Esca (Bell), Marcus sets out across Hadrian's Wall into the uncharted highlands of Caledonia - to confront its savage tribes, make peace with his father's memory, and retrieve the lost legion's golden emblem, the Eagle of the Ninth.