Legions of the Nile (Le legioni di Cleopatra)

Vittorio Cottafavi
1960. Italy. Original version
90 mins

The antithesis of Mankiewicz's Cleopatra, or how to remove the mystique of the protagonists as they face death, and while enhancing the character of Lucilius, the last Roman republican. A film that was acclaimed by the young Turks among the French critics.

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