In ancient Rome gladiators (Latin 'swordsman') were drawn from many sources but chiefly slaves and criminals. Discipline was strict, but a successful gladiator not only was famous but, enjoyed the favors of society women. Far away from Rome MAXIMUS (Russell Crowe) trains as a gladiator and finally returns, intent on avenging the murder of his family. The most characteristic feature of Roman dress is its sharp differentiation by social and professional classes. The costumes of gladiators featured the male body as a spectacle by showing a lot of skin dressed in metal and leather. >>> ROYAL LUXERY, IMPERIAL STYLE

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USA 2000, 180 min
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Richard Harris, Derek Jacobi, Oliver Reed, Connie Nielsen, David Hemmings, Vinnie Jones

Photo: UIP

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