Connie Nielsen: Lucilla
Lucilla : Today I saw a slave become more powerful than the Emperor of Rome.
Proximo : Congratulations, you have very persuasive friends.
Lucilla : My brother's had Gracchus arrested. We daren't wait any longer. We must leave tonight. Proximo will be here t midnight and take you to the gate. Your servant, Cicero will be waiting there with horses.
Maximus : You have done all this?
Lucilla : Yes.
Maximus : [sighs] You risk too much.
Lucilla : I have much to pay for.
[Maximus shakes his head]
Maximus : You have nothing to pay for. You love your son, you are strong for him.
Lucilla : I am tired of being strong.(sighs) My brother hates all the world and you most of all.
Maximus : Because your father chose me.
Lucilla : No because my father loved you... and because I loved you.
Maximus : A long time ago.
[kisses her hand]
Lucilla : [smiles] Was I very different then?
Maximus : (shakes his head, touches her face with his finger) You laughed more.
Lucilla : I have felt alone all my life, except with you. I must go.
Maximus : Yes.
[kisses Lucilla one last time]
Lucilla : What did my father want with you?
Maximus : To wish me well before I leave for home.
Lucilla : You're lying, I could always tell when you were lying because you were never any good at it.
Maximus : I never acquired your comfort with it.
Lucilla : True, but then you never had to, life is more simple for a soldier. Or do you think me heartless?
Maximus : I think you have a talent for survival.
Lucilla : Please be quiet, brother! Your constant scheming gives me even more of a headache!