The First King (2019)
May 22, 2021 5:19 AM - Subscribe

Romulus and Remus, two shepherds and loyal brothers, end up taking part to a journey that will lead one of them to be the founder of the greatest nation ever seen. However, the fate of the chosen one will pass from killing his own brother.

Interview with director Matteo Rovere

I came across this Italian film purely by accident last week and was blown away by it. It's only two years old but I had never heard of it and there are very few English language reviews available, so I guess it received a very small theater run in the states (if any). It's a brutal film that doesn't appear to soften what life must have been like in 753 BC.

Currently available on Amazon Prime.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI (1 comment total)
This is worth a watch. More Game of Thrones than Steve Reeves sword and sandal picture. I find the lack of grandiosity refreshing. Just pain, mud and desperation. The language choice is pretty brilliant. Not that I could tell. FWIW, there seems to be an english dubbed version for free on tubi. Though I can't imagine why anyone would want it.
posted by 2N2222 at 7:27 PM on May 26, 2021 [1 favorite]

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