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1970 (Romania) See more »
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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 »
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1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Simply the best Romanian film See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Amza Pellea ... Mihai Viteazul / Michael the Brave
Ion Besoiu ... Sigismund Báthory
Olga Tudorache ... Mother of Mihai Viteazul
Irina Gardescu ... Countess Rossanna Viventini
György Kovács ... Cardinal Andrew Báthory
Sergiu Nicolaescu ... Selim Pasa
Nicolae Secareanu ... Sinan Pasa
Ilarion Ciobanu ... Stroe Buzescu
Aurel Rogalschi ... 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 ... Sultan Murat III
Constantin Codrescu ... Alexandru cel Räu / Alexander the Evil
Jean Lorin Florescu ... Archduke Maximilian
Emil Liptac
Radu Nicolae
Florin Scarlatescu
Mihai Mereuta
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
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
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
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
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)

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" - Japan (English title)
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Runtime:
Germany:107 min | Germany:96 min | Romania:203 min (original version)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
In 2006 Michael the Brave (1970) was ranked the third most watched Romanian film ever.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: There's many anachronisms in scenes from Prague in 1600. Facade of St. Vitus Cathedral is from 19. century, statues on Charles Bridge are from 18. century, many buildings in Mala Strana and Prague Castle are baroque or even modern.See more »
Quotes:
Mother of Mihai Viteazul:Forgive me, son, for not trusting you. I'm sorry.
Mihai Viteazul:What did you think, mother? Is this what you think of me? That I can sell my country?
[to all present]
Mihai Viteazul:And you? What did you think? That I, voivode Michael, would drink this cup of shame to the last drop? From this day on, I free myself in front of God and you of any debt and submission. And I will free all those who are with me. We have our life and our honor. Wake up! We've been sleeping too long!
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Featured in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)See more »

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25 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Simply the best Romanian film, 17 July 2006
Author: ekisest from Romania

Yeah, that's it! The best Romanian film ever. Sounds stately, I know, but nobody has topped this film yet. Sergiu himself said that this is "the most IMPORTANT Romanian film", because it serves in a beautiful way the main cause of our people over the centuries - the unification of the 3 ancient Romanian-speaking countries: Transylvania, Moldavia and Tara Romaneasca. This epic that could easily enter the league of such blockbusters as "Braveheart" or "Kingdom of Heaven", depicts the final years of the XVI century, when Mihai Viteazul achieved the longed unification that, unfortunately, lasted less than a year. In fact, I'm talking about the second part of "Mihai Viteazu", here. Everything said is applied to the first part, as well. It's useless to glorify this film in a short comment - you have to watch it and make your own impressions. If you are not Romanian, you won't feel the same as we, all the Romanian movie goers did, but anyway, you can enjoy a truly good piece of historical cinema.

NOTIFICATIONS : the central figure is incarnated by Amza Pellea, a monumental actor at his best. Stay focused on Mihai's mother, approaching the final scene of the film, portrayed by Olga Tudorache in a brief, but wonderful screen appearance.

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