Quo Vadis
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One of the most expensive Polish films ever made, Jerzy Kawalerowicz directs the ancient Roman filmmaking staple Quo Vadis. This remake follows in the style of the MGM Hollywood epic directed by Mervyn Le Roy in 1951. Set in 64 A.D., the story begins with officer Marcus Vinicius (Pawel Delag) returning to Rome to relax with his uncle Petronius (Boguslaw Linda), who works for Emperor Nero (Michal Bajor). Vinicius becomes interested in Jesus when he goes to a Christian gathering in order to see his sweetheart Lygia (Magdalena Mielcarz). Emperor Nero is opposed to the Christians, which leads the… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film gradually becomes more involving, powerful and ultimately spiritual."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"less memorable but the movie stands as a far more serious and stronger interpretation"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"Offers plenty of engrossing history and spectacle."
‑ Gregory Weinkauf, New Times
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