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Key Information

Format
Documentary
Year of production
2017
Duration
00:52:00
Country of origin
Austria
Produced by
A co-production by Interspot, ORF, ZDF, France 5, PBS, Austrian Television Fund, Land Niederösterreich and BMB
Categories
Documentaries > History & Biographies
New Releases > Universum
Intended distribution
Made for TV
Intended audiences
General Audience

Language versions

Original
German
Dubbed
English
Subtitle
German
English

Topics

Non-Fiction/Information

Synopsis

He’s the most notorious of all Roman emperors. He burned Rome, he engaged in incest, and killed his mother, his wife and thousands of Christians. He was a psycho. But suppose it was all lies? What if the ‘crimes’ he committed never happened, or were normal behaviour for a Roman emperor? Suppose his enemies decided to trash his reputation, and succeeded for two thousand years? Was Nero really a hero, who took from the rich and gave to the poor? Historians, psychologists, criminologists and toxicologists are brought in as this documentary reopens a cold case. Together they reveal a complex web of lies, deflections and intrigues. Flashbacks and re-enactments encourage the viewer to  explore theories that are suddenly undermined by unexpected twists. The result: a reassessment of Roman history. It’s time to re-examine the Nero Files.


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Sales

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Cast & Crew

Director
Klaus T. Steindl