Pompeii (2014)

 ●  English ● 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.

Cast: Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jared Harris, Jessica Lucas

Crew: Paul WS Anderson (Director), Glen MacPherson (Director of Photography), Clinton Shorter (Music Director)

Rating: A (India), PG13 (Singapore), 15 (Denmark), PG13 (United Arab Emirates)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance

Release Dates: 21 Feb 2014 (India)

Tagline: No warning. No escape.

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


First Assistant Director
Second Assistant Director

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Music Director
Music Label
Music Editor


Sound Effects Editor
Sound Re-recording Mixer
Sound Editor
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Casting Director

Costume and Wardrobe

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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
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Colour Info:
Sound Mix:
Datasat Digital Sound, Dolby Digital, Dolby Surround 7.1, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Red Epic
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
Shot in 3D
Archival Source:
No warning. No escape.
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: Pompeii (Tamil)
Dubbed into: Bhupralayam (Telugu)
Dubbed into: Pompeii (Hindi)
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.

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.

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.

This is the second feature movie collaboration of Kit Harington and Carrie-Anne Moss within the space of two years.