Colosseum: A Gladiator's Story
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Colosseum: A Gladiator's Story
The BBC presents Colosseum: A Gladiator's Story, a historical drama based on actual events. The story follows the fictionalized life of Roman champion Verus as he is captured as a slave and trained as a gladiator. Inspired by the earliest surviving work of Spanish-Roman poet Martial, the film dramatizes a historical description of an epic battle between two foes. The climactic fight involves Verus in combat with champion Priscus. The Colosseum's inaugural games of A.D. 80 are re-created with the help of CGI animation. The actors speak Latin and follow the traditional gladiator social… More

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