The Last Days of Pompeii

Arbace, 8.2 MB

Arbace, the great Egyptian priest, calls Jone, Glauco’s patrician lover, to see his temple.
The powerful sorcerer desires her and he tries to deceive her by showing her
an artificial image of Glauco with another woman
(this is one of the first example of "special effects" in the history of cinema).
Jone is upset and Arbace tries to harass her.
Apoacide, Jone’s brother and Arbace’s pupil, saves her and so she can run away.
Arbace swears revenge on Apoacide.

video - Courtesy of Cineteca del Friuli