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Morituri (1965) was a Drama - War Film directed by Bernhard Wicki and produced by Aaron Rosenberg.

Academy Awards 1965 --- Ceremony Number 38 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best CinematographyConrad HallNominated
Best Costume DesignMoss MabryNominated
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Morituri (1965)

By Beatrice on Sep 2, 2018 From Flickers in Time

Morituri Directed by Bernhard Wicki Written by Daniel Taradash from a novel by Werner Jorge Luddecke 1965/USA Arcola Pictures/Colony Productions First viewing/YouTube With this title it could be an African safari movie. ?Instead, it’s a WWII thriller with excellent performances by a stellar ... Read full article


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The title "Morituri" is Latin which can be translated as "we who are about to die", from the traditional salute of Roman gladiators in the arena, "Morituri te salutamus" (We, who are about to die, salute you!)
The film's opening camera shot is a close-up of a stone plaque which reads "Morituri Te Salutant" (Those who are about to die salute you) which it is stated in the film as being a Roman Gladiator's salute to Caesar.
This is not the first movie with the title "Morituri" nor is it the first World War II movie with this title. Morituri, a German film, was made seventeen years prior to this movie, and it was the first German film made after the war which was about the Second World War.
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