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Druids (2001)

Vercingétorix (original title)
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An entire nation's destiny lies in the hands of one man.

Director:

Jacques Dorfmann

Writers:

Jacques Dorfmann (screenplay), Jacques Dorfmann (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Christopher Lambert ... Vercingétorix (as Christophe Lambert)
Klaus Maria Brandauer ... Julius Caesar
Max von Sydow ... Guttuart
Inés Sastre ... Epona
Denis Charvet Denis Charvet ... Cassivelaun
Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu ... Dumnorix
Maria Kavardjikova ... Rhia
Yannis Baraban Yannis Baraban ... Litavic
Vincent Moscato ... Moscatos
Jean-Pierre Rives Jean-Pierre Rives ... Teuton Chief
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yuri Angelov Yuri Angelov ... (as Youri Angelov)
Atanass Atanassov Atanass Atanassov
Jean Pierre Bergeron ... Diviciac (as J.P. Berger)
Patrice Bissonnette
Rousy Chanev Rousy Chanev ... (as Roussi Tchanev)
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Storyline

Young Vercingetorix came of age in 60 B.C., as soldiers of the Roman Empire ran roughshod over Gaul and his father was captured and executed by Romans. A wise and philosophical druid, Guttuart, tells the angry Vercingetorix that he should seek justice by winning freedom for Gaul from the Romans. As an adult, Vercingetorix becomes a brave and insightful warrior, and at first joins forces with the charismatic Julius Caesar. But in time Vercingetorix is betrayed by the great leader, and soon he raises an army of his own to defeat Caesar and bring Guttuart's prophesy to life. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

France | Belgium | Canada

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

24 January 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gaul See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed both in English and French. See more »

Goofs

As the Romans march on Alesia, the various camera shots show they shields worn alternately on their left arm and on their right arm See more »

Quotes

Vercingetorix: I come to offer you the glory of your victory, which Rome will forever honor with inscriptions in stone and eternal flames.
Julius Ceasar: The light of my victory will make my invisible past failures heavier.
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Alternate Versions

Two versions of the film were shot: one a French-speaking version, the other an English-speaking version. See more »


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Le rêve d'un homme
Performed by Sonia Lacen
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what were they thinking?
27 September 2002 | by EithneNolanSee all my reviews

I picked up this video with a free rental coupon, as part of a Klaus Maria Brandauer video marathon. I have been holding off on watching this one, because I had read some reviews and knew it had not been well-received. I have never seen anything so tedious. I tried to understand what made it so bad and I have a few ideas: C.L. has no personality on film. He was good in the "Greystoke" Tarzan scenes because he was young and lean and naked, once dressed and indoors, he had nothing to offer the viewer. In "Druids" he looks awful, so that only leaves us with his delivery of lines - which is also awful. Klaus was boring ( I am shocked to write it) and seemed to be killing time in every scene. The warriors seemed to spend their time waiting to be told what to do. Everyday as sunny, all the battlefields were smooth and grassy, the horses were never out of breath or foaming with exertion. It was totally unrealistic - NO BLOOD or mud on the battleground after a clash. One good aspect was the two female leads - the girlfriend and the warrior, who were portrayed as intelligent and capable. That's it.


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