The film stars Colin Firth, Sir Ben Kingsley, John Hannah, Kevin McKidd (of BBC2's Rome), and Aishwarya Rai. Shot on location in Tunisia, Slovakia, and Capri, this is a Dino De Laurentiis production, directed by Doug Lefler (Dragonheart: A New Beginning).
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I thought that it was going to be about a Roman Legion at the end of empire. It was about a guy who'd apparently been in a legion.
The characters are a bit thin, it's not in the least bit evocative of extraordinary times.
Martin Shaw can make an 'Items for sale' listing sound interesting.
The book was a really good idea - there is space for another version.
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