Italy/2012/76mins/ctba. Dir: Paolo and Vittorio Taviani.
Each year the inmates of Rome’s high security Rebibbia prison, incarcerated mostly for Mafia related crimes, put on a play. The veteran Taviani brothers follow the rehearsals and performance of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, a play where the conspiracies and betrayals echo the past and present lives of the prisoners. The actors become prisoners once again as they are accompanied back to their cells. As one of the prisoner-turned-actors remarks toward the end of the film, "Since I discovered art, this cell has become a prison". A highly enjoyable film by the legendary directors of Padre Padrone.