Case study

Cesare deve morire

Largely shot in black and white, Caesar Must Die is a 2012 Italian drama film directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani. It premiered at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival where, in spite of the scepticism of several film critics, it won the Golden Bear. The film was also selected as the Italian entry for the Best Foreign Language film at the 85th Academy Awards.

Director:
Paolo e Vittorio Taviani
Writer/s:
Paolo e Vittorio Taviani
Cast:
Cosimo Rega, Giovanni Arcuri, Salvatore Striano, Fabio Rizzuto
Producer/s:
Kaos Cinematografica [IT], Stemal Entertainment [IT] (co-production), Le Talee [IT] (co-production), La Ribalta-Centro Studi Enrico Maria Salerno [IT] (co-production), Rai Cinema [IT] (co-production)
Release date:
February 11, 2012
International releases:
Germany Feb 11, 2012 (Berlin International Film Festival)
Italy Mar 2, 2012
Turkey June 8, 2012
Slovenia June 13, 2012
Taiwan June 22, 2012
Czech Republic Jul 1, 2012 (Karlovy Vary International Film Festival)
Russia Aug 23, 2012
Czech Republic Sept 11, 2012 (Prague)
Croatia Sept 20, 2012
Czech Republic Sept 27, 2012
Greece Sept 27, 2012
United States Sept 29, 2012 (New York Film Festival)
Brazil Oct 5, 2012 (Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival)
United States Oct 14, 2012 (Hawaii Film Festival)
Belgium Oct 17, 2012
France Oct 17, 2012
Portugal Nov 1, 2012
Denmark Nov 5, 2012 (CPH:DOX)
Sweden Nov 9, 2012 (Stockholm International Film Festival)
United States Nov 10, 2012 (Starz Denver Film Festival)
Norway Nov 16, 2012
United States Nov 17, 2012 (St. Louis International Film Festival)
Republic of Macedonia Nov 21, 2012 (Cinedays Film Festival)
Spain Nov 23, 2012
Serbia Nov 30, 2012 (FAF Belgrade)
Argentina Dec 5, 2012 (Buenos Aires Festival of Italian Cinema)
Sweden Dec 7, 2012
Denmark Dec 13, 2012
Netherlands Dec 13, 2012
Germany Dec 27, 2012
Serbia Dec 27, 2012
Poland Jan 18, 2013
Japan Jan 26, 2013
Austria Feb 1, 2013
United States Feb 6, 2013 (New York City, New York)
United States Feb 8, 2013 (Portland International Film Festival)
United Kingdom Feb 15, 2013 (Glasgow Film Festival)
Brazil Mar 1, 2013
United Kingdom Mar 1, 2013
Ireland Mar 1, 2013
Hong Kong Mar 19, 2013 (Hong Kong International Film Festival)
Uruguay Mar 29, 2013 (Festival Internacional de Cine del Uruguay)
Argentina Jul 4, 2013
Israel Jul 5, 2013 (Jerusalem Film Festival)
Israel Jul 25, 2013 (limited)
Hungary Aug 29, 2013
Mexico Sept 6, 2013
Serbia Nov 29, 2013 (Auteur Film Festival, Belgrade)
France Dec 2013 (Festival d'éducation d'Evreux)
Uruguay Mar 6, 2014
Japan May 30, 2014 (EU Film Days)
Venezuela June 6, 2014 (limited)
Distributors:
Adopt Films [US] – (2012) (subtitled) Theatrical
AmaFilms [GR] – (2012) Theatrical
ArtCam [CZ] – (2012) (subtitled) Theatrical
Bellissima Films [FR] – (2012) Theatrical
Camino Filmverleih [DE] – (2012) Theatrical
Cinemien [NL] – (2012) Theatrical
Cinémathèque Suisse [CH] – (2012) Theatrical
Mares Filmes [BR] – (2012) Theatrical
Sacher Distribuzione [IT] – (2012) Theatrical
Øst for Paradis [DK] – (2012) Theatrical
Alambique Filmes [PT] – (2012) All media
Aurora Films [PL] – (2013) Theatrical
Star Sands [JP] – (2013) Theatrical
Vertigo Média Kft. [HU] – (2013) Theatrical
Zeta Films [AR] – (2013) Theatrical
Lighthouse Home Entertainment [DE] – (2013) DVD
New Wave Films [GB] – (2013) All media