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Thursday, January 15, 2009


M-Net to screen movie with Colin Firth, Ben Kingsley and Aishwarya Rai about the Roman Empire.

On January 16 at 20h00, M-net will screen The Last Legion directed in 2007 by Doug Lefler and starring Colin Firth, Ben Kingsley and Aishwarya Rai in which a brave Roman guard, a beautiful female warrior and a sorcerer have to protect a boy king during the dying days of the Roman Empire.

The mighty Roman Empire is crumbling. There have been five Caesars in as many years, so when Romulus, 12, becomes the next Caesar, his parents are understandably worried. They appoint Aurelius and his legionnaires to play bodyguard, but during the crowning festivities, the Barbarians storm the city. A mighty battle ensues, and many Romans are killed. Romulus and his tutor are kidnapped and taken to the island fortress of Capri. But Aurelius is not dead. Gathering a small band of soldiers around him and accompanied by a mysterious Byzantine warrior, he sets out to rescue the boy and reinstate him as the ruler of Rome.