• Director: Pietro Francisci
  • Release Year: 1954
  • Production Country: Italy, France
  • Language: Italian

Attila, il flagello di Dio (Attila)

Description

Fearing an invasion by Attila and his Huns, Emperor Valentinian sends his best general to negotiate a peaceful settlement. But his efforts are undermined by the Emperor's sister, Honoria, who thinks sharing a throne with the fierce and ruthless Attila would be far more interesting than living in the weak, civilized empire that Rome has become.

Themes

Attila "the Hun" (d. 453), Justa Grata Honoria, Hunnic Empire (370 – 469 CE), Roman Empire (27 BCE – 476 CE), Steppe Empires, Nomadism, Stereotypes, Military history, Migrations, Migration Period (c. 400 – 800), Frontiers, Sword and sandal epics