Quo Vadis


Quo Vadis (2001)


Director   Jerzy Kawalerowicz
Screenplay   Jerzy Kawalerowicz, based on a Nobel Prize winning novel by Henryk Sienkiewicz
Cinematography   Andrzej Jaroszewski
Music   Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
Art Director   Janusz Sosnowski
Producer   Miroslaw Slowinski


Marcus Vinicius Pawel Delag
Ligia Kallina Malgorzata Mielcarz
Petronius Boguslaw Linda
Pomponia Danuta Stenka
Saint Peter Franciszek Pieczka
Tigellius Krzysztof Majchrzak
Poppaea Sabina Agnieszka Wagner
Chilo the Greek Jerzy Trela
Nero Michal Bajor


Returning to Rome after 3 years in the field, General Marcus Vinicius meets Lygia and falls in love with her. She is a Christian and doesn’t want to have anything to do with a warrior. Though she grew up Roman, the adopted daughter of a retired general, Lygia is technically a hostage of Rome. Marcus gets Emperor Nero to give her to him for services rendered. Lygia resents this, but somehow falls in love with Marcus anyway. Meanwhile Nero’s atrocities get more outrageous. When he burns Rome and blames the Christians, Marcus goes off to save Lygia and her family. Nero captures them and all the Christians, and throws them to the Lions, but Marcus, Lygia, and Christianity prevail in the end.