SKU 6707

THE SIEGE OF SYRACUSE (L'Assedio di Siracusa) (1960) * with switchable English subtitles *

Directed by Pietro Francisci Written by Ennio De Concini Giorgio Graziosi Pietro Francisci Rossano Brazzi as "Archimedes" Tina Louise as "Diana / Artemide / Lucrezia" Sylva Koscina as "Clio" Enrico Maria Salerno as "Gorgia" Gino Cervi as "Gerone" Alberto Farnese as "Marcus Claudius Marcellus" Luciano Marin as "Marco" Alfredo Varelli as "Kriton" Walter Grant as "Tiresias" Mara Lombardo as "Selinonte Dancer"


During the Second Punic War, between 214 and 212 BCE, the Romans contemplate putting the Greek city of Syracuse to the siege. While they plan their attack, Archimedes invents a mirror, which will reflect the sun's rays and barbecue any attacker. Will his invention lead to the destruction of Rome's fleet and lots of well-cooked Italian sausage? Or will the Greek city on Sicily fall? Here's a hint: the Roman Empire comes after the glory of Greece in your children's history books.  

DVD-R is in Italian with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 115 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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