Director: Ralph Fiennes
Writer: John Logan
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Brian Cox
Production: Magnolia Mae films, Artemis films coproduced by Hermetof Pictures
Production sevice company: Work in progress
Locations: Parliament, Branko’s bridge, Belgrade downtown
Ralph Fiennes' directorial debut, Coriolanus, scripted by John Logan, updates one of Shakespeare's more difficult plays without sacrificing the Bard's original dialogue. Set in modern times, the movie starsFiennes as the title character, a fierce General able to fight Rome's most dreaded enemies as well as quell civil unrest from a lack of food. When politicians convince Coriolanus to become a political leader, his natural fierceness and lack of political instincts lead to him being disgraced by other politicians and eventually forced to leave Rome after being branded a traitor. He then joins with his former enemies to invade Rome, and the only person who may be able to talk him out of this revenge plan is his mother (Vanessa Redgrave).