Director: Dick Lowry
Writer(s): Robert Cochran
Genre: Action, Adventure, War, Historical, Drama, Romance, Biography
Filming: Filming took place from April 10th to June 30th 2000 in Lithuania.
Runtime: 177 minutes (2 hours 57 minutes). Some sites say it was broadcast as a mini-series, of 3 episodes lasting 1hr each.
Rating: Unrated in the US. Rated 15 in the UK, 13 in Spain, and 13+ in Canada.
During the waning days of Roman Empire, the barbarian Huns are making their way torward Europe. A warrior named Attila violently assumes Hun leadership and unites the warring clans under his banner. But this is not enough for him, Attila seeks to form an empire, and he sees Rome, bristling under the leadership of the incompetent Caesar Valentian, ripe for the picking. In an attempt to quell a Hun invasion, ambitous Roman General Flavius Aetius attempts to form an alliance against Attila against their mutual enemy, Visigoth King Theodoric. But this plan backfires, and it soon becomes clear that a violent showdown between all three armies awaits.
Gerard Butler … as Attila
Powers Boothe … as Flavius Aetius
Simmone Jade Mackinnon … as N’Kara/Ildico
Reg Rogers … as Valentinian III
Alice Krige … as Placidia
Pauline Lynch … as Galen
Steven Berkoff … as Rua
Andrew Pleavin … as Orestes
Tommy Flanagan … as Bleda
Kirsty Mitchell … as Honoria
Jonathan Hyde … as Flavius Felix
Tim Curry … as Theodosius II
Rollo Weeks … as Young Attila
US – First broadcast in the US on January 30th 2001.
Aus – Shown in Australia on September 8th 2002.
This project seems to have been broadcast as both a TV movie and a TV mini-series, sometimes being split into 3 or 4 parts for broadcast.
Isla starred in this US-produced TV movie as Cerca, one of the dozen wives of Attila. She is seem talking to Attila after he returns from a long journey – he asks her if everything was okay whilst he was away, and then proceeds to enquire about his son, making Cerca realise that, despite her feelings for him, he doesn’t feel the same love in return, instead only caring about his son.
• Also known as Attila The Hun.
– Isla Fisher: “”
– Cerca: “The messenger said the campaign was successful.”
– Attila: “Yes. The city fell quickly.”
– Cerca: “I’m glad”
– Attila: “You are well?”
– Cerca: “Yes.”
– Attila: “You were obeyed in my absence?”
– Cerca: “Yes.”
– Attila: “My other wives?”
– Cerca: “Also well, my lord.”
– Attila: “Good. Where’s my son?”
– Cerca: “You have many sons, my lord, of which do you speak?”
– Attila: “The eldest.”
– Cerca: “You have a dozen wives, twice that many children. And yet all of us, taken together, don’t pleasure you as much as he does.”
– Attila: “He’s my first-born.”
– Cerca: “And the child of the red-head woman.”
– Attila: “I hold court this afternoon – in the meantime, I wish to rest.”
– Cerca: “Attila … I missed you.”
– Attila: “It’s good to be back.”
Isla has a very small role in this series, appearing in only a couple of scenes. Therefore we can say that this project is sadly not the most Fisher fantastic. Even if she does speak in an English accent!
We are not aware of any promotion Isla might have done for this film.
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