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22 December 1991 (Italy) See more »
During archery in a wood Princess Fantaghiro is discovered by the hostile king's son Romualdo. He is... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Alessandra Martines ... Fantaghirò

Mario Adorf ... The King

Kim Rossi Stuart ... Romualdo

Ángela Molina ... The White Witch / The White Knight

Jean-Pierre Cassel ... The General
Luciano Manzalini ... Soothsayer (as The Ruggeri Twins)
Eraldo Turra ... Soothsayer (as The Ruggeri Twins)
Stefano Davanzati ... Cataldo
Tomás Valík ... Ivaldo

Ornella Marcucci ... Catherine

Katerina Brozová ... Caroline
Lenka Kubálková ... Caroline as a child (as Lenca Kubálková)
Philip Licman ... Chamberlain
Stanislava Bartosová ... Governess
Jan Morávek ... Fire Thrower
Pavel Chalupa ... Tonino
Jan Zedvick ... Drunken Soldier

Jan Kraus ... Issibel
Martin Faltýn ... Ossobel (as Martin Faltyn)
Philip Renc ... Ussubel
Katerina Frýbová ... The Queen
Simona Chytrová ... Dancing Girl
Jirí Patocka ... Wizard
Olga Schmidtová ... Old Woman

Markéta Hrubesová ... Lake Nymph

Antonie Hegerlíková ... Cook

Directed by
Lamberto Bava 
Writing credits
Francesca Melandri (story and screenplay) and
Gianni Romoli (story and screenplay)

Italo Calvino (short story "Fanta-Ghirò, persona bella")

Produced by
Lamberto Bava .... producer
Roberto Bessi .... producer: Reteitalia
Andrea Piazzesi .... producer
Original Music by
Amedeo Minghi 
Cinematography by
Romano Albani (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Piero Bozza 
Casting by
Fabrizio Bava 
Cornelia von Braun 
Art Direction by
Davide Bassan 
Franco Fumagalli 
Ludvík Siroky  (as Ludvig Siroky)
Costume Design by
Marisa D'Andrea 
Makeup Department
Paolo Borselli .... hair stylist
Enrico Iacoponi .... assistant makeup artist
Giancarlo Marin .... hair stylist (as Giancarlo Marino)
Barbara Morosetti .... makeup artist
Fabrizio Sforza .... makeup artist
Fabrizio Sforza .... special makeup effects artist
Sergio Stivaletti .... creature designer
Production Management
Alberto Brusco .... production manager
Pino Butti .... production manager
Simone De Rita .... production delegate: Reteitalia
Daniela Martella .... production supervisor
Claudio Patacconi .... production delegate: Reteitalia
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fabrizio Bava .... assistant director
Dagmara Cisarovska .... second assistant director: Czechoslovakia
Josef Loucím .... first assistant director: Czechoslovakia
Art Department
Francesco Grant .... storyboard artist
Maurizio Jacopelli .... property master (as Maurizio Iacopelli)
Giuseppe La Rocca .... plasterer
Raffaele Pantaleo .... chief constructor
Ludvík Siroky .... set designer: Czechoslovakia (as Ludvig Siroky)
Ivano Todeschi .... painter
Sound Department
Massimo Anzellotti .... foley artist
Romano Checcacci .... sound mixer
Alberto Doni .... sound mixer
Edmondo Gintili .... sound effects editor
Rossana Maiuri .... dubbing assistant
Stefano Nissolino .... dubbing sound
Rosalba Oletta .... dialogue editor
Special Effects by
Germano Natali .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Armando Valcauda .... special optical effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Aldo Bergamini .... first assistant camera
Bernard De Vries .... second assistant camera (as Bernardo De Vries)
Italo di Stefano .... electrician
Maurizio di Stefano .... chief electrician
Maurizio di Stefano .... gaffer
Sergio Faina .... grip
Agostino Pascarella .... key grip
Michele Picciaredda .... camera operator
Jirí Pulpan .... electrician: Czechoslovakia (as Jan Pulpan)
Jan Rocnak .... grip: Czechoslovakia
Giovanni Battista Serra .... generator operator (as Battista Serra)
Sergio Strizzi .... still photographer
Vittorio Tonin .... grip
Casting Department
Cornelia von Braun .... casting: Germany
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Romano Amidei .... tailor
Carlotta Polidori .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Caterina Bixio .... post-production coordinator: Reteitalia
Sergio Fraticelli .... first assistant editor
Raffaella Morotti .... second assistant editor
Transportation Department
Fratelli Cartocci .... transportation
Vincenzo Novani .... driver (as Vincenzo Noanni)
Giancarlo Vitulli .... driver
Other crew
Fede Arnaud .... dubbing director
Leonardo Curreri .... administrator
Alberto De Stefani .... accountant: editing
Gene Luotto .... dialogue director
Aldo Mafera .... titles
Frantisek Michalek .... horse consultant (as Micalek Frantisek)
Antonello Sarno .... unit publicist: Reteitalia
Matteo Spinola .... unit publicist: Reteitalia
Fabio Unger .... set technician
Goffredo Unger .... master at arms
Vittoria Vigorelli .... script supervisor (as Vittoria Vigorelli De Fazio)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Fantaghirò" - Italy (original title)
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200 min (2 parts)

Did You Know?

Romualdo:Why are you smiling?
Fantaghiro:I've never kissed a knight before.
Romualdo:Well, neither have I.
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Followed by The Cave of the Golden Rose 4 (1994) (TV)See more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
I love fairy tales, 5 March 2005
Author: suspirito-azul from Chile

A beautiful Italian production that can take you to a far away time, filled with magic and romanticism. Great characters, locations and costumes. I would like to know if the story is based on a legend or something but anyway, it's great. The other 3 parts are also good, but not THAT good. If you liked this movie I recommend you to look for the other three parts and another movie called "Sorellina e il principe del sogno", starring Raz Degan (he is so hot) and Veronica Logan. Not recommended for too serious or pretentious people, it's just a fairy tale, but if you are like me and you enjoy dreaming of princes, kingdoms, horses and archery, then this movie is for you.

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