Nero's Mistress


1h 44m 1956

Brief Synopsis

Nero is on holiday at the seaside. Poppea, Seneca and many other guests are with him. Nero is preparing a great show where he will be the star. When Agrippina, his mother, arrives with her German praetorians and decides Nero has to conquer Britain, she is asking for trouble. Many attempts of murder and poisoning will happen on the eve of his great show.

Film Details

Also Known As
Les week-ends de Néron, Mio figlio Nerone, Nero's Big Weekend
Release Date
Jan 1956
Premiere Information
Los Angeles opening: 6 Nov 1962
Production Company
Les Films Marceau; Titanus; Vides
Distribution Company
Manhattan Films International
Country
France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

Much to the despair of his mother, Agrippina, Roman Emperor Nero prefers orgies, ballet, and singing at his estate in Baia to the military life imposed on him. He tries many times to murder his domineering mother, but every attempt fails. Despite her efforts, he continues to lead a carefree life with his mistress Poppaea and his advisor Seneca. When Agrippina returns from a sea trip, German troops are threatening the city. Nero finally agrees to his mother's wishes and dresses as a soldier, but he plays the lyre while Rome burns and the enemy takes control of the city.

Film Details

Also Known As
Les week-ends de Néron, Mio figlio Nerone, Nero's Big Weekend
Release Date
Jan 1956
Premiere Information
Los Angeles opening: 6 Nov 1962
Production Company
Les Films Marceau; Titanus; Vides
Distribution Company
Manhattan Films International
Country
France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

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Opened in Paris in October 1957 as Les week-ends de Néron; running time: 90 min; in Rome in September 1956 as Mio figlio Nerone; running time: 100 min. Also known as Nero's Big Weekend.