About the film
gladiator roman empire emperor ancient rome ancient world
Release Date: March 26, 2004
|Production Companies||:||B.A. Produktion, Vision Film, Constantin Film|
|Director||:||Hanns Christian Müller|
|Producers||:||Shaila Rubin, Hans Weth, Tobias Alexander Seiffert, Maurizio Pastrovich, Renate Seefeldt, Giulio Steve, Giulio Steve, Krassimir Ivanov, Paola Rossi, Andreas Schumann, Stefano Canzio, Stefano Sciarra, Patrick Wosien, Simona Pala, Vincenzo Aprea, Dini Casali, Andrea Mariani, Stefano Plakolmer, Donatella Marucci|
|Writers||:||Franco Ferrini, Hans Weth, Gerhard Polt, Hanns Christian Müller|
The work-shy, lazy Germanicus is taken to Rome by slave traders and sold straight to the nouveau riche Roman Tusnelda. He manages to escape, but only to end up in the next misery as a taster at the imperial court. When the emperor dies, he is arrested as an emperor's assassin and is to be thrown to the tigers in the arena.With the help of the black slave Saba, he manages to win the deadly fight and is proclaimed - against his will - the new emperor of the Roman Empire.His pragmatic ideas as a statesman explain why the Roman Empire ended so abruptly. At the side of Saba, who is elevated to empress, he returns to his home village of Sumpfing, where he now promises himself completely new perspectives ...