Quo Vadis


2h 45m 2001

Brief Synopsis

Ancient Rome, during the time of Emperor Nero. Vinicius, a young patrician, falls in love with the beautiful Lygia, the daughter of a Barbarian commander who was killed in battle, and wants her for his concubine. For Lygia, a Christian, being a pagan's concubine is a severe sin and disgrace. However

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Production Company
HBO Films; Telewizja Polska S.A. (TVP)
Distribution Company
Society
Location
France; Tunisia; Rome, Italy; Poland

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 45m

Synopsis

Ancient Rome, during the time of Emperor Nero. Vinicius, a young patrician, falls in love with the beautiful Lygia, the daughter of a Barbarian commander who was killed in battle, and wants her for his concubine. For Lygia, a Christian, being a pagan's concubine is a severe sin and disgrace. However, when Vinicius is wounded, Lygia cares for him, and starts to reciprocate his feelings. Vinicius, in return, becomes interested in Christian learning and asks Apostle Peter to teach him. In the meantime, Emperor Nero accuses Christians of having started a great fire in Rome. He encourages the imprisonment, torture and murder of his Christian subjects. Lygia is imprisoned. Will the young lovers be reunited?

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Production Company
HBO Films; Telewizja Polska S.A. (TVP)
Distribution Company
Society
Location
France; Tunisia; Rome, Italy; Poland

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 45m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States January 2002

Released in United States September 1, 2001

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival January 10-21, 2002.

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States January 2002 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival January 10-21, 2002.)

Released in United States September 1, 2001 (Film had its world premiere in Vatican City before Pope John Paul II on September 1, 2001.)

Released in United States September 1, 2001 (Shown in Vatican City September 1, 2001.)