Director: Robert Schwentke
Cast: John Malkovich / Louis Hofmann
Country/Region:Germany / Morocco
Synopsis:The year is 65 AD, Rome. The philosopher Seneca has been Emperor Nero’s mentor and close advisor since childhood, and has been significantly involved in his ascent. Nevertheless, Nero grows weary of Seneca and uses a foiled attack on his life to falsely accuse Seneca of being an accomplice. Whilst throwing a decadent party at his farmhouse, Seneca receives his surprising death sentence from Emperor Nero, delivered by a messenger. He must be dead by morning.