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Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Film version of the Royal Shakespeare Company's 2012 production of Shakespeare's fast-moving thriller. A vivid story about a struggle for democracy, Julius Caesar is also a love story between two men united by an explosive act of political violence. The setting is a modern African state in which the tyrant Caesar is about to seize power. Cassius persuades Brutus to join the conspirators plotting an assassination. Featuring a distinguished cast of black actors, the film is shot on location and in the RSC's theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon.

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Sun 24 Jun 2012 20:00 BBC Four

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Credits

Brutus
Paterson Joseph
Cassius
Cyril Nri
Julius Caesar
Jeffery Kissoon
Portia
Adjoa Andoh

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