Actor Ralph Fiennes makes his directing debut with Coriolanus, a contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy about power, politics and revenge. Gerard Butler, James Nesbitt and Vanessa Redgrave also star.
Fiennes is Coriolanus, a Roman war hero who under his mother's (Redgrave) influence makes a push into politics with his eye on the top position: Consul. After failing to connect with the common man, Coriolanus' rage angers the constituency leading to widescale riots. As the cause of the riots, he is ousted from Rome. Swearing revenge he allies with a former enemy (Butler) to avenge his former home.Hide