For his directorial debut, Ralph Fiennes tackles Shakespeare's study in tyranny. Taking on the titular role, Fiennes presents a complex study of a man whose desire for power and belief in his own right to rule over the people of Rome transform him into a formidable force. However, his underestimation of those who despise him and weakness for the city he has served for so long threaten to destroy him.
Featuring a stellar cast, this is a remarkably assured move into filmmaking for Fiennes.
★★★★ "Vanessa Redgrave is magnificent" - Tim Robey, The Telegraph