Pompeii (2014)

 ●  Tamil ● 1 hr 44 mins

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Set in 79 AD, Pompeii tells the epic story of Milo (Kit Harington), a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia (Emily Browning), the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him.
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Did you know? Sutherland has spent his whole life horseback riding, so riding horses in the film wasn’t a challenge. His biggest challenge although was learning to ride chariots, which he had never learned. Read More
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as Aurelia
as Severus
as Ariadne
as Celtic Gladiator
as Fulvius Fronto
as Bellator
as Felix
as Young Milo
as Cassia
as African Gladiator
as Nose Break Thracian
as Boss Slaver
as Milo's Father
as Gladiator
as Graecus
as Roman Archer
as Corvus
as Milo
as Ship's Captain
as Biggest Thracian
as Celtic Woman
as Celtic Gladiator
as Milo's Mother
as The Weasel
as Proculus

Direction

Director
First Assistant Director
Second Assistant Director

Distribution

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography

Music

Music Director
Music Label

Sound

Sound Effects Editor
Sound Re-recording Mixer
Sound Editor
Foley Artist

Animation

Art

Production Designer
Set Decorator

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer

Makeup and Hair

Special Effects Makeup Artist
Makeup Artist

Special Effects

Special Effects Coordinator
Special Effects Technician

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Studio
Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Artist
Matchmove Artist
Digital Compositor
Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Tamil
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Datasat Digital Sound, Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Camera:
Red Epic
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
Shot in 3D
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
Taglines:
No warning. No escape.
Trivia:
Harris researched a lot of primary sources, like Seneca’s letters, to understand the mindset of the culture from the period for the film.

Harrington had to lift weights between scenes to keep his muscles bulging, so that he looks stronger than all of the stuntmen he’s fighting in the film.

Sutherland has spent his whole life horseback riding, so riding horses in the film wasn’t a challenge. His biggest challenge although was learning to ride chariots, which he had never learned.

Harrington got hit on the head a lot on the set, beaten up, and his finger were broken pretty badly from sword-fighting.

Bolt believes the biggest challenge of a disaster film is timing the moment the disaster starts, and not making it too late in the film, or too early, so that it’s tiresome for the audience to watch.

Mt. Vesuvius erupted during a popular Roman Festival, so the Romans were in the middle of partying when it occurred.

A cameraman on the set essentially built a camera drone by mounting a camera on remote-controlled helicopters. The drone can fly as high as 200 feet, and they’ve used it in some of the filming.

Concerning the film’s historical accuracy, Bolt confirms that, although most of the main characters are fictional, the names are accurate to the period, and the dating of the eruption is accurate. Also, the eruption and tsunami were recreated as accurately as possible based on historical accounts.

Two huge cinematic influencers for producer Jeremy Bolt with Pompeii were Titanic and Gladiator. Titanic’s popularity made them realize the potential popularity of big-scale disaster films done well. Gladiator inspired them as an entertaining piece on what Bolt calls "a period of history that is profoundly fascinating".

Anderson and Bolt are huge Downton Abbey fans, so they hired Julian Fellowes to help write to assist with the screenplay’s language and dramatic structure.

The production shot in the real Pomeii for six days. One of the reasons they shot on location was to film the base of the real mountain. They also shot the real bodies that were frozen by the lava.

The bulk of the film takes place in the gladiator arena, but they only built 25% of it practically and the rest is Computer Graphics. However, the arena set is quite massive and it looks very real.

The film starts in 58 AD with the destruction of a village by Kiefer Sutherland’s character. After that scene, the film jumps to 79 AD and the rest of the movie takes place over the next 3 days.

The first official teaser trailer of the movie was released on August 21, 2013, six months before the theatrical release in USA. Coincidentally, that is also actress Carrie-Anne Moss's birthday.

This is the second feature movie collaboration of Kit Harington and Carrie-Anne Moss within the space of two years.
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed from: Pompeii (English)