In the first century A.D. Carthago Nova is a splendid city of the Roman Empire. The Albino prosperous family is obliged to enter into competition with the mighty Lucio Andro to achieve the award of works. A conflict that will last for several years and that will worsen with the economic decline of the city and the popular revival of gladiatorial games.
Tired of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, itinerant journalist Paul Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local San Juan newspaper run by the downtrodden editor Lotterman.
A cop (Matthew McConaughey) who moonlights as a hit man agrees to kill the hated mother of a desperate drug dealer (Emile Hirsch) in exchange for a tumble with the young man's virginal sister (Juno Temple).
There is a new criminal mastermind at large--Professor Moriarty--and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil and lack of conscience may give him an advantage over the detective.
Have you watched Carthago Nova yet? What did you think about it?