2.5

Caesar Must Die

Drama


 

Inmates of an Italian prison rehearse a performance of Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar'.

The line between reality and fiction are blurred here, where prisoners are acting in a script within a script, and follow the play in and out of real life. The whole film is a novel concept, but it doesn't work perfectly. It has its moments, but the fact that you aren't invited to care about any of the characters doesn't help its cause. Like the prisoners themselves, it tries hard to be quite important, but it's nothing too special. Watch this only if you want to experience something different.

Stefan Bugryn

MIFF 2012
77 mins