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For Love and Gold (1966)
"L'armata Brancaleone" (original title)

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A group of misfits, headed by an incompetent knight named Brancaleone, set out to reach the small town of Aurocastro so that their leader can take possession of the fief.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Catherine Spaak ...
Matelda
Folco Lulli ...
Pecoro
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Teofilatto dei Leonzi
Maria Grazia Buccella ...
The Widow
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Teodora
Enrico Maria Salerno ...
Carlo Pisacane ...
Abacuc
Ugo Fangareggi ...
Mangold
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Taccone
Pippo Starnazza ...
Piccioni
Luigi Sangiorgi ...
Manuc
Fulvia Franco ...
Luisa
Tito García ...
Filuccio (as Pablo Tito García)
Joaquín Díaz ...
Guccione
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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 Stefano Bartolozzi <stefano@sbcweb.com>

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According to director Mario Monicelli, Brancaleone was dressed "halfway between a Japanese samurai and an Italian ragamuffin". See more »

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Surrealistic medieval comedy: a masterpiece
21 August 1999 | by (Roma, IT) – See all my reviews

It is difficult to export this movie outside Italy, in particular because much of the amusement lies in the funny language used, a mix of italian dialects and mock middle-age latin. Anyway, it would be yet a good choice for everyone. It may remember Monthy python's 'Holy Grail', as a surrealistic medieval comedy. Only, this is way better. It is no surprise, considering that we have two great authors, a great director, and a group a great actors. And the word 'great' is no exaggeration! If you ever get a chance to see it, don't miss it, because it's unique.


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