Sea battles in the morning and gladiator fights in the afternoon with wild beasts magically appearing in the arena? So says ancient Roman texts, but are these claims militaristic propaganda? A subterranean archaeologist investigates tunnels to see how the Colosseum could be flooded. And architects, engineers, and builders construct a lift and trap door system to attempt the release of a wolf into the most famous amphitheater in the world for the first time in 1500 years.
Direction: Pascal Cuissot & Gary Glassman
Production: ZED for ARTE France and Providence Pictures
Available versions: French, English
- Archaeological Film Festival of Amiens
- Grand Prize
- Festival Internacional de Cine Arqueológico del Bidasoa
- Public Award