Io, Caligola

Having ascended the imperial throne (in 37 AD, just twenty-five years old) succeeding his adoptive grandfather Tiberius, Caligula remained there until his death, less than four years later. A short reign marked by an endless theory of violence, cruelty, murder, orgies, incest and unspeakable extravagances.

Sex and violence for a scandalous film which became part of the history of cinema. Massacred, destroyed, denied, seized, the object of quarrel between Brass and Guccione, remains today one of the most infamous cult films ever made. In the role of Caligula the talented Malcolm McDowell, veteran of the triumphal success of Stanley Kubrick’s Clockwork Orange.

The restored 4K version was presented at the 40th Turin Film Festival.

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Directed by Tinto Brass Cast Malcolm McDowell, Teresa Ann Savoy, Helen Mirren, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud, Giancarlo Badess, Bruno Brive