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Giordano Bruno (as Gianmaria Volonte)
Hans Christian Blech ...
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Mathieu Carrière ...
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José Quaglio
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Fra Celestino
Corrado Gaipa
Hans Caninenberg
Amerigo Alberani
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Giancarlo Badessi
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Flying from his enemies in the Catholic Church, the free thinking philosopher, poet and scientist Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) has found some protection in Venice. But the Roman Inquisition, fearing his influence in Europe, wants to bring him on trial for 'heresy'. Written by fa404748 (Gent, Belgium)

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The continuing story of Montaldo in politics
5 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

Montaldo's precedent work was about America 's famous political prisoners Sacco and Vanzetti.Ennio Morricone's score was as excellent as usual and he asked Joan Baez to write four songs ,the words of three of them were taken from letters of Vanzetti.And there was Gian Maria Volonte who like Baez was a committed artist.

Montaldo continued with politics in "Giordano Bruno".The scientist-philosopher ,played by Volonte again,was a visionary man extraordinaire ,so ahead of his time his thoughts seem sometimes contemporary.His world ,at the beginning of the modern times only knows two concepts:good and evil;it cannot free itself of the first conflict between God and Satan.God is not above ,says Bruno,he's everywhere ,in every plant,in every stone ,in every grain of sand of the creation.What the Holy(!) Office cannot forgive him ,outside this "heresy" is that he keeps on repeating that religion helps man dominate man,all that these cardinals are doing every day (who has the right to kill? says Bruno) Time had not come for science.Bruno's so called friend just wanted him to give him the power to dominate his fellow men.All that you could not understand was magic ,black magic .Like Sacco and Vanzetti,Bruno was a political prisoner ,a movie about him made sense after the 1971 work.And again,marvelous score by Morricone.


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