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Michael the Brave (1970) More at IMDbPro »Mihai Viteazul (original title)


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Release Date:
1970 (Romania) See more »
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Tagline:
Michael the Brave would liberate his people ... if it took a thousand battles!
Plot:
At the end of the 16th century Wallachian ruler Prince Michael the Brave overcame the adversity of the Ottoman and Austrian Empires to unite Wallachia, Moldavia and Transylvania into one country. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A film for history hero lovers See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Amza Pellea ... Mihai Viteazul / Michael the Brave
Ion Besoiu ... Prince Sigismund Báthory of Transylvania
Olga Tudorache ... Mother of Mihai Viteazul
Irina Gardescu ... Countess Rossanna Viventini
György Kovács ... Cardinal Andrew Báthory
Sergiu Nicolaescu ... Ottoman Vizier Selim Pasha
Nicolae Secareanu ... Ottoman Grand Vizier Sinan Pasha
Ilarion Ciobanu ... Stroe Buzescu
Aurel Rogalschi ... Habsburg Emperor Rudolf II
Ioana Bulca ... Doamna Stanca / Princess Stanca
Septimiu Sever ... Radu Buzescu
Florin Piersic ... Preda Buzescu
Klára Sebök ... Maria Cristina de Graz (as Maria Clara Sebok)

Mircea Albulescu ... Popa Stoica
Emmerich Schäffer ... General Giorgio Basta
Alexandru Herescu ... Ionica
Fory Etterle ... Pope Clement VIII (as Fory Eterle)
Colea Rautu ... Ottoman Sultan Murad III
Constantin Codrescu ... Wallachian Prince Alexander the Bad
Jean Lorin Florescu ... Archduke Maximilian
Emil Liptac
Radu Nicolae
Florin Scarlatescu ... Boyar Iani, Prince Michael's Uncle
Mihai Mereuta ... Moldavian Prince Ieremia Movila
Valentino Dain
Corneliu Gîrbea ... Baba Novac (as Cornel Gîrbea)
Papil Panduru
Dinu Gherasim
Florin Blanarescu
Dan Dobre
George Demetru
Stelian Cremenciuc ... Jacques de Beaury
Mircea Breazu ... Prince Nicolae, Mihai's son
Nicolae Brancomir ... Boyar Filimon
Virgil Popovici
Igor Bardu
Nicolae Luchian Botez
Grigore Nagacevschi
Petrica Gheorghiu (as Petre Gheorghiu)
Iulian Necsulescu
Luchian Necsulescu
Andrei Bursaci
Cornel Coman ... Balogh
Hans Kraus
Ion Niciu
Andrei Prajovski
Alexandru Vrancea
Nicolae Venias ... Transylvanian Peasant
Constantin Codarcea
N.N. Matei
Val Lefescu
Alexandru Virgil Platon
Alexandru Repan ... Count Viventini
Ion Apahideanu
Ion Bîrloiu
Ion Dorutiu
Dumitru Ghiuzelea (as Dumitru Chiuzelea)
Niculae Peniuc (as Nicolae Peniuc)
Cicerone Ionescu
Paul Misai
Horia Caciulescu ... Wallachian Boyar
Horia Pavel
Lascar Bania
Ionel Rusu
Alexandru Vasiliu
Constantin Stelian
Gavril Tanase
Paul Rusu
Haralambie Polizu

Mihai Ciuca
Dinu Ianculescu
Gheorghe Carare
Franz Keller
Ilie Ion
Corado Negreanu
Stroe Mircea
Emil Rojan
George Aurelian
Florin Stroe
Gabriel Danciulescu
Paul Nadolski (as Paul Nadolschi)
Mitzura Arghezi ... Transylvanian Noble
Catita Ispas
Valeria Marian
Ana Maria Otetea
Rosemarie Fischer
Livia Baba
Minel Kleper
Grigore Anghel Seceleanu
Petre Patrascu
Sandu Radulescu
Vasile Bucan
Petrut Traian (as Traian Petrut)
Constantin Barbulescu
Alexandru Demetriad
Vasile Dinescu
Ion Porsila
Gheorghe Buliga
Nitisor Cazacu
Hanns Schussnig
Kurt Conrant
Siegfried Siegmund
Joachim Szaunig
Emil Bogdan
Nicolae Albulescu
Adrian Mihai
Emanoil Petrut ... Mihai Viteazul / Michael the Brave (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gheorghe Cozorici ... The Narrator (voice)
Szabolcs Cseh ... Wallachian Soldier (as Csech Szobolcs)

Directed by
Sergiu Nicolaescu 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Titus Popovici 

Original Music by
Tiberiu Olah 
 
Cinematography by
Mircea George Cornea  (as George Cornea)
 
Film Editing by
Yolanda Mîntulescu 
 
Production Design by
Zoltán Szabó 
Nicolae Teodoru 
 
Costume Design by
Hortensia Georgescu 
Mircea Milcovici 
 
Makeup Department
Rosalia Bartha .... makeup artist (as Rozalia Barta)
Mircea Voda .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Gheorghe Calamata .... unit manager
Mihai Crisan .... production manager
Nicolae Dutescu .... unit manager
Gheorghe Pîrîu .... production manager
Ion Schihar .... unit manager
Ion Stefanescu .... unit manager
Dumitru Tofan .... unit manager
Stefan Zamfirescu .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adriana Dumitrescu .... assistant director
Alexandru Maldea .... assistant director
Doru Nastase .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Ioana Cantuniari .... assistant production designer
Emanuel Chirici .... props (as Emanuel Chivici)
Alexandru Cioba .... props
Dan Codarcea .... props
Doina Lungu .... assistant production designer
Victor Lupu .... props
Alexandru Serban .... props
Ion Vasilescu .... props
 
Sound Department
Gheorghe Alexe .... sound assistant
Alexe Dumitru .... sound assistant (as Dumitru Alexe)
Anusavan Salamanian .... sound engineer (as A. Salamanian)
Valentin Tesa .... sound assistant
 
Special Effects by
Ion Tiberiu .... pyrotechnician
 
Visual Effects by
Pascu Davidson .... visual effects assistant
Alexandru Popescu .... visual effects
 
Stunts
Mihai Adrian .... stunts
Vasile Calamata .... stunts
Ion Calin .... stunts
Dumitru Craciun .... stunts
Ion Craciun .... stunts
Valentin Cristescu .... stunts
Szabolcs Cseh .... stunt and fight arranger
Szabolcs Cseh .... stunts (as Szobolcs Csech)
Alexandru David .... stunts
Nicolae Dide .... stunts
Liviu Fister .... stunts
Ion Gheorghiu .... stunts
Doru Lascu .... stunts
Miron Murea .... stunts (as Murea Miron)
Constantin Paun .... stunts
Vasile Popa .... stunts
Ionel Rusu .... stunts
Tudor Stavru .... stunt coordinator
Adrian Stefanescu .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stefan Ciurea .... still photographer
George Cricler .... camera operator
Alexandru David .... camera operator
Valeriu Gheorghe .... gaffer (as Gheorghe Valeriu)
Mihai Hanciarec .... still photographer (as Mihai Hancearek)
Ion Mircea .... grip
Mircea Mladin .... camera operator
Ion Patruta .... key grip
Mihai Popescu .... assistant camera
Ilie Rusen .... assistant camera
Petre Sorescu .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Olga Adamescu .... assistant costume designer
Silvia Axesiuc .... costumer
Eugenia Capela .... costumer
Iosefina Chicasu .... costumer
Victoria Constantin .... costumer
Margareta Farcas .... costumer
Stela Patras .... assistant costume designer
Mariana Raducanu .... costumer
Adelaida Tanase .... assistant costume designer
Petre Veniamin .... assistant costume designer
Carolina Vicol .... costumer
Maria Zamfirescu .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Stefania Cojocaru .... color timer
Florica Dirinea .... assistant editor
Cristina Ionescu .... assistant editor
Mioara Ionescu .... assistant editor
George Palivet .... color technician (as George Palivat)
 
Music Department
Iosif Conta .... conductor
 
Other crew
Gheorghe Albescu .... administrator
Ion Apahideanu .... riding consultant
Ion Bîrloiu .... riding consultant
Dumitru Carabat .... story editor
Gheorghe Cozorici .... voice double
Jana Dochita Badea .... production secretary (as Jana Dochita)
Valeria Gagialov .... voice double
Petrica Gheorghiu .... voice double (as Petre Gheorghiu)
Constantin C. Giurescu .... historical consultant
Grigore Gonta .... voice double
Mihai Heroveanu .... voice double
Gheorghe Matei .... religious consultant
Andrei Otetea .... historical consultant
Emanoil Petrut .... voice double
Dan Popa .... consultant
Gheorghe Romanescu .... military consultant
Constantin Stelian .... consultant
Nicolae Stoicescu .... historical consultant
Constantin Xenake .... technical coordinator
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Mihai Viteazul" - Romania (original title)
"The Last Crusade" - Canada (English title) (alternative title)
"The last crusade" - USA (alternative title)
"The Last Crusade" - Japan (English title)
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Runtime:
203 min | Germany:107 min | Germany:96 min | Romania:203 min (original version)
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Language:
Color:
Color (Eastman Color) | Color
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono | Dolby Surround 7.1 (re-release)
Certification:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Lead actor Amza Pellea's voice was dubbed throughout the film by actor Emanoil Petrut.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: In the film, the Wallachian army is shown winning a decisive victory over the Ottomans at the Battle of Calugareni. Actually, being greatly outnumbered, Michael the Brave and his army retreated to seek aid and the Ottomans occupied the cities of Bucharest and Targoviste after the battle.See more »
Quotes:
Sultan Murat III:I like you. Here, all you see is crawling backs, even those who have the hoofs of their horses full of Europe's and Asia's dust. But I could've not liked you. How could you dare?
Mihai Viteazul:We only have one life, almighty sultan!
Sultan Murat III:Indeed... Too bad!
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Movie Connections:
Featured in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)See more »

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23 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
A film for history hero lovers, 4 September 2002
Author: FlowerOS

Anyone who like hero movies will love this one. And that's not the only thing. Sergiu Nicolaescu made this movie as the first in the world (as far as I know) with battle scene that looks real enough to get you on your toes. And that doesn't mean lot of blood but the way that the camera follows the action, big action of the troops and instant local action of "mano a mano" fight.

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