Antony and Cleopatra (1972)

Genres - Historical Film  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama, Tragedy, Period Film  |   Run Time - 160 min.  |   Countries - Switzerland, Spain, United Kingdom  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Perry Seibert

Charleton Heston directed, wrote, and starred in this adaptation of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, a historical drama that attempts to bring an epic visual style to the Bard's original stage play. The story concerns Marc Antony's attempts to rule Rome while maintaining a relationship with the queen of Egypt (Hildegarde Neil), which began while Antony was still married. Now he is being forced to marry the sister of his Roman co-leader, and soon the conflict leads to war.



betrayal, forbidden-love, jealousy, killing, rival, tragic-love