Brot und Spiele - Wagenrennen im alten Rom (2018)

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Brot und Spiele - Wagenrennen im alten Rom (2018)

Post by Hans1906 » 31 Jul 2021 20:45

Excellent docu about Chariot racing in ancient Rome:

Brot und Spiele
- Wagenrennen im alten Rom -

Link to Arte: ... nd-spiele/
They were the absolute superstars in ancient Rome: charioteers. The heroes of the racetrack, often slaves, risked their lives in every competition. Only a few enjoyed the victory bonuses until old age. Using ancient documents and artifacts, the documentary traces the biography of Scorpus, probably the most successful Roman charioteer.
92 minutes, GB production from the year 2018, director Jens Monath.
Online until August 30th, 2021.

The paradise of the successful lends itself perfectly to a hell for the unsuccessful. (Bertold Brecht on Hollywood)

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