1976 film directed by Paul Humfress and Derek Jarman

Sebastiane is a historical drama about the martyrdom of Sebastian who is a Christian saint. It was produced by Derek Jarman with dialogue entirely in Latin with English subtitles.


A vestal
Maximus: Roll up, roll up! The Vestal Virgins versus the Sabine women. A glorious rape in colour.
Maximus: Here comes Messalina. Girls, tend your fires. Or she'll be in by the back door.
Maximus: I don't know why you fancy boys so much, Anthony. You're worse than a Greek. They're okay for a quick one. But I can't wait for Rome and a real woman.


Roman soldier: This is Boadicea.
Another Roman soldier: She is on top of Messalina.

Roman soldier: And now, Citizens of Rome. The terror of civilization, Maria Domus Alba. As heavy as Hannibal and leader of the Vestal Virgins. Oh, by Jove, she's in the arms of Sappho.
Another Roman soldier: Sappho's got her by the tits. Roll her over, Sappho!


  • Barney James - Severus
  • Neil Kennedy - Maximus
  • Leonardo Treviglio - Sebastian
  • Richard Warwick - Justin
  • Donald Dunham -Claudius
  • Daevid Finbar - Julian
  • Ken Hicks - Adrian
  • Lindsay Kemp - Dancer
  • Steffano Massari - Marius
  • Janusz Romanov - Anthony
  • Gerald Incandela - Leopard Boy
  • Robert Medley - Emperor Diocletian

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