Seneca – German Films 1-2022
US actor John Malkovich heads up a glittering international cast, like German actor Louis Hofmann (pictured), in a grotesque drama about the last days of the ancient philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca and the beginnings of Emperor Nero’s despotic regime in ancient Rome. Nero uses every means at his disposal to defend his claim of sovereignty, including a foiled attack on his own life to falsely accuse Seneca of being an accomplice and then issuing a death sentence stating that the philosopher must be dead by morning, Seneca accepts his fate, but only after offering a final lesson of his philosophy of life to his followers in order to cement his place in the eternal writing of history.
GENRE Biopic, Drama, Literature, Black Comedy
CATEGORY Feature DIRECTOR Robert Schwentke
SCREENPLAY Robert Schwentke, Matthew Wilder CAST John Malkovich, Tom Xander, Geraldine Chaplin, Louis Hofmann, Lilith Stangenberg, Mary-Louise Parker, Julian Sands, Alexander Fehling, Andrew Koji, Samuel Finzi, Wolfram Koch, Annika Meier, Samia Chancrin, Laurean Wagner, Brice Bexter, Waldemar Kobus, Nadia Benzakour, Blerim Destani, Guido Broscheit
PRODUCERS Irene von Alberti, Frieder Schlaich
PRODUCTION COMPANY Filmgalerie 451 in coproduction with Gretchen Film, Dropkick Pictures and ZDF/arte LANGUAGE English
Filmgalerie 451, Frieder Schlaich