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Centurion

Synopsis

AD 117. The Roman Empire stretches from Egypt to Spain, and East as far as the Black Sea. But in northern Britain, the relentless onslaught of conquest has ground to a halt in face of the guerrilla tactics of an elusive enemy: the savage and terrifying tribesmen known as the Picts.

Quintus, sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary 9th legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the earth and destroy their leader Gorlacon.

But when the legion is ambushed on unfamiliar ground, and Virilus taken captive, Quintus faces a desperate struggle to keep his small platoon alive behind enemy lines, evading remorseless Pict pursuers over harsh terrain, as the band of soldiers race to rescue their General, and to reach the safety of the Roman frontier.

From writer/director, Neil Marshall, Centurion is a gripping survival thriller set against a background of conquest and invasion; a pursuit movie in the vein of Deliverance, Last Of The Mohicans and Apocalypto.

Details

Year
2010
Type of film
Features
Running Time
TBC
Format
35mm
Director
Neil Marshall
Producer
Christian Colson, Robert Jones
Editor
Chris Gill
Screenwriter
Neil Marshall
Director of Photography
Sam McCurdy
Production Designer
Simon Bowles
Music
llan Eshkeri
Principal Cast
Michael Fassbender, Dominic West, Olga Kurylenko

Production Company

Cloud Nine

Sales
Company

Pathe International