Pompeii’s story still fascinates historians all over the world. What must have went through the minds of the people of Pompeii as their city perished? The film Pompeii reenacts the story and adds a sub-plot. Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. The film tells the story of a gladiator struggling to reunite with – and save – his love as Mount Vesuvius erupts and destroys the entire city without warnig.