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The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)

Drama | 138 minutes
2,95 32 votes

Genre: Drama

Duration: 138 minuten

Country: United States

Directed by: Carol Reed

Stars: Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison and Diane Cilento

IMDb score: 7,1 (8.139)

Releasedate: 16 September 1965

The Agony and the Ecstasy plot

"From the age of magnificence comes a new magnificence in motion pictures."

Pope Julius goes out of his way to leave behind work that will make him remembered. He commissions Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Meanwhile, the Pope is busy with a battlefield.

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Papa Giulio II

Contessina de'Medici

Duca di Urbino

Giovanni de' Medici

Paride de Grassis

Raffaello Sanzio

Giuliano da Sangallo

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Fascinating subject and certainly well executed, although it remains fiction of course, but that doesn't matter.

Heston and Harrison make the story interesting enough with their arguing among themselves to keep watching and the images are beautifully shot .

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