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A group of rogues steal a scroll granting its bearer the property of the land of Aurocastro in Apulia (south of Italy). They elect a shaggy knight, Brancaleone from Norcia, as their leader, and decide to get possession of this supposedly wealthy land. Many adventures will occurr during the journey. Written by
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In the Middle Ages, a group of marauders pillage a scroll from the
fearful and dangerous Arnolfo Mano-di-Ferro (Alfio Caltabiano) that
grants to its owner the property of Aurocastro, a wealthy land with
grapevines and cattle. They seek out a knight to claim the real estate
and share with them. When they meet the ruined Brancaleone da Norcia
(Vittorio Gassman), he accepts to be their leader and they travel to
the land. Along their journey, Brancaleone defeats the nobleman
Teofilatto dei Leonzi (Gian Maria Volonté) that joins his army. Then
they head to the Holy Land with the preacher Zenone (Enrico Maria
Salerno), but while crossing a bridge, their friend Pecoro (Folco
Lulli) falls off in the river and vanishes. When Zenone falls in a
abyss, they travel to Aurocastro again. Then they rescue the damsel
Matelda (Catherine Spaak) and Brancaleone promises to her tutor to
protect her virtue for her fiancé and receives one hundred golden
coins. However, Teofilatto has one night stand with the maid and
Brancaleone is imprisoned in the castle of her fiancé. Brancaleone and
his clumsy army get in many troubles until they reach Aurocastro. But
their adventure has not finished yet.
"L'Armata Brancaleone" is one of the funniest comedies of the cinema.
The last time I had seen this film was on 27 February 2000, and with
the death of Mario Monicelli yesterday, I have decided to see the
clumsy Brancaleone and his army again. The story is very well developed
with hilarious situations and Vittorio Gassman has a magnificent
performance in the role of the the anti-hero Brancaleone. The
screenplay presents the most different situations in the environment of
the Middle-Ages and the hero always gets in trouble despite his perfect
planning. I did not recognize Gian Maria Volonté in the role of
Teofilatto dei Leonzi. My vote is nine.
Title (Brazil): "O Incrível Exército de Brancaleone" ("The Incredible
Army of Brancaleone")
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