Centurion

Centurion

Michael Fassbender and Olga Kurylenko in CENTURION, a Magnet Release. Photo courtesy of Magnet Releasing.

Centurion (2010)

Opened: 08/27/2010 Limited

Play Dates08/27/2010
Angelika/NYC08/27/2010 - 09/09/201014 days
Sunset 5/LA09/03/2010 - 09/09/20107 days
Cinema Village...09/10/2010 - 09/16/20107 days
DVD11/02/2010

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Genre: British Historical Drama

Rated: R for sequences of strong bloody violence, grisly images and language.

Synopsis

CENTURION is set during the war between Roman soldiers and Pict tribesmen during the 2nd century Roman conquest of Britain. Michael Fassbender stars as Quintus Dias, Roman centurion and son of a legendary gladiator who leads a group of soldiers on a raid of a Pict camp to rescue a captured general (Dominic West). The son of the Pict leader is murdered during the raid, and the Romans find themselves hunted by a seemingly unstoppable group of the Pict's most vicious and skilled warriors, led by a beautiful and deadly tracker (Olga Kurylenko), and hell bent on revenge.

About the Production

On the bank of a snowy Highland river in the depths of a bitter cold snap, a frozen troop gathers to witness the decapitation of a Roman soldier, on the run from a vicious band of warriors in the heart of the Caledonian mountains. As the onlookers watch the horses circle the victim and a rider drops into the flowing water armed with an elaborate dagger, a mobile phone rings across the highlands.

The culprit clutching his phone is dressed in battle-worn Roman armor, splattered with blood, with an arrow deeply embedded between his shoulder blades. He is all apologies as the film cameras grind to a halt. "Sorry everyone," he announces with palpable embarrassment. Welcome to the brutal and exhilarating production of Neil Marshall's latest big screen adventure - Centurion.