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Mission: Caligula (2018)

40min   |   English 

 

Director: Alexander Tuschinski

Writers: Alexander Tuschinski

Starring: Bonifacio Brass, Kelly Holland, Alexander Tuschinski

★★★★

Chris Olson, UK Film Review

"Electric with myth, legend, and hearsay, short documentary Mission: Caligula is the exciting story behind filmmaker Alexander Tuschinski’s devotion and ongoing plan to restore a version of the notorious seventies film Caligula. However, unlike most movie restoration projects, this is not for aesthetic or technical reasons, instead the version which Tuschinski plans to painstakingly piece together is going to be more aligned to that of the original filmmaker, Tinto Brass, who was famously dismissed from the film during production...

What's so inspiring about Mission: Caligula is the relentless passion of Tuschinski and his undeniably entrancing quest. In a world where many mainstream blockbuster films are diagnosed with studio tampering and often feel like they have failed to live up to our expectations given the talent supposedly involved, it is remarkable to see a new generation filmmaker go so enthusiastically in search of another's vision and devote so much of his time and energy to resurrecting a piece simply on the grounds of artistic merit."