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 Cabiria  1914

 1914 An early Italian silent film, based on Gustave Flaubert's novel Salammbo by direcror Giovanni Pastrone. Set in ancient Carthage during the period of the Second Punic War. During the war between Carthage and Rome, a girl is separated from her parents. In her odyssey through the world of ancient Rome, she encounters an erupting volcano, the barbaric splendor of Carthage, human sacrifice and Hannibal crossing the Alps. The hero who played Cabira (means 'born of fire.')  was recruited from the Genoa docks.

 

Cabiria 1914