19 Feb '12, 12am

Italian docu-drama Caesar Must Die, about prison inmates staging Shakespeare, wins Berlin film fest

Italian docu-drama Caesar Must Die, about prison inmates staging Shakespeare, wins Berlin film fest

Directors Vittorio (R) and Paolo Taviani hold the Golden Bear award for the best film Caesare Deve Morire (Caesar Must Die) as they pose during a news conference after the awards ceremony of the 62nd Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BERLIN (AFP) - Italy's veteran film-makers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani won the Golden Bear at the Berlin film festival on Saturday for Caesar Must Die, a docu-drama about inmates at a high-security prison staging Shakespeare. Filmed in black-and-white and colour, the picture shows murderers and mafiosi playing the parts of Shakespeare's tragedy Julius Caesar, with their own plight giving new resonance to the play's themes of betrayal and vengeance. 'We hope that when the film is released to the general public that cinemagoers will say to themselves or even those around them ... that even a prisoner with a dreadf...

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