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EMPEROR
2014

poster

FILM

Director:
Lee Tamahori

Language:
English

Running Time: ....

Main Cast :
Adrien Brody - Emperor Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire
Bill Skarsgård - Philip II of Spain
Sophie Cookson - Johanna 'of Ghent'
Paz Vega - Mary 'of Hungary'
Rutger Hauer - John The Constant
Thomas Kretschmann - Jakob Fugger 'The Bank of Europe'
Oliver Platt - The Pope Clement VII
Götz Otto - Moritz 'The German Enforcer'
Grégory Fitoussi - The French King Francois I
Michael Pas - Gattinara 'The Italian Consigliere'
Thom Hoffman - Papal Nuncio
Simon Paisley Day - Abbott
Brian Caspe - Troop Commander
Karel Dobry - Dekeyser 'The Pimp'
Miroslav Lhotka - Knight #1

Screenplay:
Michael Thomas III and Jeffrey Hatcher

General Plot:
A young girl seeks revenge on the holy roman Emperor Charles V for the death of her father, at a time when the Emperor is struggling to hold together a fragmented empire in a world of wealth, debauchery, sex, manipulation, intrigue and treason.

Notes:
Most of the film was shot in Prague and some crucial footage was shot in Ghent (Belgium). Ghent has long been a favourite location for filmmakers, but ‘Emperor’ is by far the most expensive production ever to be (in part) filmed in the city.

Filming took place in the Sint-Michielshelling area and on the Castle of the Counts (Gravensteen) just a couple of hundred yards from the River Leie. In the streets where filming took place road signs, street lights and bins were hidden. The ironwork on the bridge was covered up with artificial stonework. A 16th century market has been built under the bridge.


The 'Sint-Michielsbrug' in Ghent


The 'market' set location under the bridge


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