Pompeii: The Last Day (2003)

In 79 AD, one of the infamous natural disasters in human history occurred when Mount Vesuvius erupted. With speculative dramatizations of various inhabitants’ final hours along with detailed documentation of the known facts concerning the eruption, the horrific day is vividly brought to life. In addition, the modern situation of life around Mount Vesuvius is shown and the overhanging danger that is still there today.

The documentary tells the story of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius from the point of view of assorted inhabitants of Pompeii and Herculaneum whose names and occupations are known, including a local politician and his family, a fuller, his wife, and two gladiators. Historical characters included Pliny the Elder and his nephew Pliny the Younger.

It draws heavily on the eyewitness account of Pliny the Younger as well as historical research and recent discoveries in volcanology. Extensive CGI was used to recreate the effects of the eruption.

Cast

  • Rachel Atkins – Plinia
  • Omar Berdouni – Callistus
  • Emily Canfor-Dumas – Slave girl
  • Jim Carter – Polybius
  • Rebecca Clarke – Fortunata
  • Chrissie Cotterill – Epidia
  • Jonathan Firth – Stephanus
  • Martin Hodgson – Gaius – Pliny the Younger
  • Leigh Jones – Sabinus
  • Neji Nejah – Restitutus

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— text from IMDB and Wiki, video is on youtube —

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