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Trailer for a Remake of Gore Vidal's Caligula (2005)

Needlework Pictures Presents Francesco Vezzoli in Gore Vidal's 'Caligula' (original title)
This is a short film based on the 1979 film of the same name. The film is stylized with the actors wearing modernized robes and Roman jewelry and females playing male characters and vice-versa.

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Francesco Vezzoli ...
Caligula
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Himself
Adriana Asti ...
Ennia
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Agrippina
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Caesonia
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Prefect Cassius Chaerea
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Macro
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Druscilla
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Tiberia
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Messalina
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Claudius
Tasha Tilberg
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Caligula
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This is a short film based on the 1979 film of the same name. The film is stylized with the actors wearing modernized robes and Roman jewelry and females playing male characters and vice-versa.

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Let them hate me, so long as they fear me.

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Short | Comedy | Drama | History

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2 March 2006 (USA)  »

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$120,000 (estimated)
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This film was made especially for the Venice Biennale. See more »

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Referenced in Salat Kaligula (2015) See more »

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Very funny, classy, and stylish
19 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

I actually bought the idea that "Caligula" (1979) has been remade and I somehow managed not to know anything about it. The mock trailer begins with Gore Vidal introducing the remake and answering the question, "who would need a new "Caligula"? with the words, "everyone does". Well, there is not going to be a remake but the trailer is five minutes of sheer fun, class, perversity, humor, and Art and is very interesting and unique by itself. I was happy to recognize some familiar faces: Helen Mirren made an appearance as Tiberia (she was mocking Peter O'Toole performance and played Caligula's grandmother and she was as sexy and provocative as ever. Adriana Asti replays her role as Ennia once again using a special face-cream, fresh and warm manually prepared for her to make her skin look young and radiant. Green-eyed model/actress/singer, Milla Jovovich is Caligula's beloved sister Druscilla; Karen Black - Agrippina (another Caligula's sister, the future mother of Nero and Claudius' wife), Michelle Phillips (a member of the pop group, "The Mamas and the Papas") is Messalina, Claudius' first wife who was called the most depraved woman ever. The biggest surprise was Courtney Love as the mad Emperor Caligula but who knows - maybe it was not such a big stretch for her.

Very funny, classy, and stylish 9/10


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