Aphrodite, Goddess of Love

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Aphrodite, Goddess of Love

ancient rome

Aphrodite, Goddess of Love

Release Date: August 29, 1958

Year    :   1958
Slogan    :   «Another moment in ancient Rome's history where things don't turn out how you'd expect.»
Genres    :   Drama, History
Production Companies    :   Schermi Produzione
Director    :   Mario Bonnard
Producers    :   Adriano Merkel, Alberto Manca
Writers    :   Sergio Leone, Mario Di Nardo, Mario Bonnard, Ugo Moretti
RunTime    :   91 mins.

The movie presents a moment in the ancient Rome history when Nero was the emperor and christians persecuted. Story revolves around Antigonus's plan, archon of Corinth, to build a magnificent temple dedicated to the goddess Aphrodite, for which the people are oppressed by new and very high taxes. The sculptor Demetrius, asked to make the face of the goddess Diana, falls in love with a slave, the Christian Lerna, and wants to marry her, but another jealous slave has other plans. In the meantime there are plots and intrigues for power and a plan to capture and execute all christians; but things turn out different than expected.

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