La Rivolta degli Schiavi (1961)

Sub-Genres - Religious Epic  |   Run Time - 102 min.  |   Countries - Italy, Spain, West Germany  |  
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In this biblical drama, set during the waning years of the Roman Empire, the trouble begins as the Christians continue to be persecuted. The daughter of a wealthy patrician whips the stuffing out of a newly purchased Christian slave who stubbornly refuses to wrestle in the ring. Later the girl and the slave fall in love, and she comes to understand their plight. She then learns that some of her closest friends and relatives are closet Christians.

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persecution, enemy, love, religion, Christianity, slavery