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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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7 April 1966 (Italy)  »

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Brancaleone's Army  »

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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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Followed by Brancaleone at the Crusades (1970) See more »

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A little known masterpiece
2 January 2001 | by (Milan, Italy) – See all my reviews

"L'Armata Brancaleone" is an absolute comedy masterpiece. Its surreal medieval world is incredibly deep and funny. The story is summarized here at IMDB, so it's not necessary to repeat it. The main comic device is based on the contrast between the heroic world that the charachters try to master (paladins, knights' tournaments, kings etc) and their actual miserable conditions. The only problem with this movie for non-italian speakers is the language: the authors re-created a mock medieval language (using ancient italian, latin and italian dialects) which is absolutely flamboyant. This particular language (very difficult to understand if you're not italian native speaker) and Vittorio Gassman make this movie one of the best comedies of the 20th century. Thanks to Mario Monicelli, the great film director.


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