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Jail Caesar (2012)

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The early life of Roman ruler Julius Caesar as told in three working prisons in South Africa, the UK and Canada. A small group of professional actors is joined by a cast of to tell the story of one of history's foremost personalities.


Paul Schoolman
2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »



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Credited cast:
Derek Jacobi ... Sulla
John Kani ... Marius
Alice Krige ... Pirate Captain
Warren Adler Warren Adler ... Caesar
Peter John Christiaans Peter John Christiaans ... Cicero
Richard Clifford ... Marcus Thermus
Grant Swanby ... Crassus
Gunter Singer Gunter Singer ... The Swooper
Vaneshran Arumugam Vaneshran Arumugam ... Cinna
Grethe Fox Grethe Fox ... Nicopolis
Bo Petersen Bo Petersen ... Aurelia
Denwor Ohlson Denwor Ohlson ... Mr. O
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rameez Amerdien Rameez Amerdien ... Mettulus Pius
Sibongile Balfour Sibongile Balfour ... Aemilia
Mike Barter Mike Barter ... Juggler


The early life of the Roman ruler Julius Caesar (up to the age 33) as told in three working prisons: Pollsmoor in Cape Town (South Africa), Cardiff Prison in Wales (United Kingdom) and the Brotherhood Lodge Penitentiary in Alberta (Canada). The cast contains a small group of superb professional actors, led by Sir Derek Jacobi and John Kani, together with hundreds of prisoners, some taking leading parts, together forming an unrivalled ensemble telling the tumultuous story of one of history's foremost personalities. Young Julius Caesar. His Rome is a prison. In order to survive he seduces, he borrows, he kills. But Rome's fat cats will back him only so far. The drug dealers, the pirates and the gangs all want his blood... The prisoner who finally at the age of 51 becomes "dictator in perpetuity". Written by neil.mccartney@mccartneymedia.co.uk

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Drama | History



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UK | South Africa | Canada


English | Afrikaans | Xhosa

Release Date:

28 June 2012 (Russia) See more »

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Production Co:

Caesar Productions See more »
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16:9 HD
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Amazing Film
2 October 2015 | by me-40668See all my reviews

What an amazing film and piece of work, so gripping in so many ways. A must see for the film enthusiast. Something I have never seen before. The prisoners and actors were gripping in this unique piece. To see where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned was an eye opener for me. For these guys to have combined all the elements of prison and real life actors was incredible. Well done to the cast, production and crew, I salute you for your brave efforts in bringing this film to light. The raw and gritty feeling you get when you watch this film, leaves the mind to wander what it must be like living within the confines of prison cells. There are plenty similarities in this film to the way thing were then, and the way things are now.

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