Pompei Ieri Oggi e Domani

Pompei Ieri Oggi e Domani

A story of eternal romance and inevitable disaster, this mini is one of Titanic proportions, recounting, on the grandest scale, and down to every last detail, the tale of this once majestic city. “The Last Days of Pompeii” will carry its audience on a wave of emotion and intrigue as we are led deeper into the everyday events of this fascinating city, right up to its untimely destruction, which killed 20,000 people in a matter of hours.

Director
Paolo Poeti
Production Companies
DAP Italy, Nimar Studios
Executive Producer
Guido & Maurizio De Angelis
Co Executive Producer
Bruno Altissimi
Producers
Gianfranco Pierantoni
Line Producer
Giuseppe Giglietti

Cast

 
Victor Alfieri
Tony Musante
Gunther Gillian
Thomas Arana
Linda Batista
Michael Mendl
Luca Ward
Vanessa Gravina
Bettina Zimmermann

Synopsis

A story of eternal romance and inevitable disaster, this mini is one of Titanic proportions, recounting, on the grandest scale, and down to every last detail, the tale of this once majestic city.

“The Last Days of Pompeii” will carry its audience on a wave of emotion and intrigue as we are led deeper into the everyday events of this fascinating city, right up to its untimely destruction, which killed 20,000 people in a matter of hours. The Las Vegas of ancient Rome, Pompeii was brimming with extravagance and wealth, and its citizens were the subject of many a scandal, not unlike  today’s society. But Pompeii was a world where men and women had slaves, where gladiators fought to the death to provide entertainment to the bloodthirsty crowds, and where petty crime was punishable by death. This was a world of decadence and sensuality, of lavish banquets and feasting, where pleasure of the senses was fundamental to the Roman’s existence, but so too was daily worship to the Gods and even early Christianity. When Vesuvius erupted, desecrating this utopian city, Pompeii and its citizens were wiped out forever. Helpless against a succession of apocalyptic events (a great earthquake, tidal waves, thunder and lightning), the inferno continued for three days and then all was silent.Aside from the central romantic theme, our characters will guide us through this fascinating city as they move between Pompeii’s theatres, temples and forums, its marketplaces, gardens and baths and its many private villas with their central courtyards and servants’ quarters.