卡尼古拉是罗马帝国最荒淫，残暴的皇帝之一。这部史诗般的大制作影片描述了这位暴君从杀父篡位到死于乱戟之下的短暂一生，和其中所犯下的种种罪恶和荒淫。影片由意大利著名导演Tinto Brass执导，演员包括Malcolm McDowell， Peter O'Toole， John Gielgud。 这部带有强烈背景的电影不一定会绝后，但一定是空前的。它完成于西方性解放的高峰时期，正是由于该电影的上映，许多国开始施行更为严厉的电影审查和分级制度。 到目前为止，还没有任何一部电影能够拍的如此大气，同时大尺度开放地把人类各种丑恶行径融于一体。 这是一部会在电影史上留下痕迹的，独特的电影。尽管一直充满著争议。"Everything happens for a reason” "god helps those who help themselves." "My heart is with you." "I apply to get into your life." "My life is full because I know that I am loved." "I figure life’s a gift, and I don’t intend on wasting it." "Doubt is the key to knowledge." "Sow nothing, reap nothing." "I’m not a smart man, but I know what love is." "I never look back. It distracts from the now." " I like to present myself, I miss our past." "No man is a failure who has friends." "Fading is true while flowering is past." "Beautiful things don't ask for attention." "We accept the love we think we deserve." "Every day without you is like a book without pages." "I say what I believe." "It is never too late to fall in love." "Don't take the memory of the past to torture yourself." "Thinking and letting go are two different things." "If you can't walk together, pretend to be passing by." "Bad times make a good man."