Director: Ralph Fiennes
Writer: John Logan
From a play: Coriolanus by William Shakespeare
Film adaptation of a Shakespearean tragedy of the same name follows a fallen Roman hero's quest for revenge on his native land.
In a modern-day alternate version of Rome in which intricacies of medieval times carry through into the present day, citizens are hungry for social change after a period of famine and curtailed civil liberties. A Roman general named Martius believed to be responsible for his homeland's problems is viewed as a villain, only to find himself shaped into a hero with the honorific "Coriolanus" after a crucial military victory. When he is cast aside as a traitor once more after showcasing his contempt for the common man following a Senate run, however, Coriolanus vows revenge, plotting a campaign in exile that sets the stage for a tragic tale.
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