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Gianni Romoli (screenplay)
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Release Date:
2 January 1995 (Italy) See more »
Desideria is the eldest daughter of the Dragon King and Queen and heir to the throne and the Dragon Ring... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Anna Falchi ... Princess Desideria

Franco Nero ... Dragon King

Sophie von Kessel ... Princess Selvaggia
Joel Beeson ... Prince Victor
Billie Zöckler ... Wet Nurse

Ute Christensen ... Dragon Queen

Karel Roden ... Prince Lisandro

Stefania Sandrelli ... Fairy of Crystal Sword Lake

Marek Vasut ... King Karl
Oldrich Bartik ... Old Man
Nikol Stíbrová ... Princess Desideria at age 5
Zuzana Rybárová ... Princess Desideria at age 10
Katarina Litomericka ... Princess Selvaggia at age 8
Johan Kolinsky ... Prince Victor at age 6 (as Jan Kolinsky)

Vladimir 'Furdo' Furdik ... Prince Sigismondo (as Vladimir Furdik)
Stanislav Satko ... Prince Merlik (as Stanislav Sadko)
Lubomir Misak ... Prince Parcel / Parsel

Directed by
Lamberto Bava 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gianni Romoli  screenplay
Gianni Romoli  story

Produced by
Lamberto Bava .... producer
Andrea Piazzesi .... producer
Original Music by
Amedeo Minghi 
Cinematography by
Romano Albani 
Film Editing by
Piero Bozza 
Casting by
Fabrizio Bava 
Cornelia von Braun 
Production Design by
Luigi Marchione 
Costume Design by
Rosanna Andreoni 
Makeup Department
Maria Vittoria Cascioli .... hair stylist
Giuseppe Desiato .... assistant makeup artist
Barbara Morosetti .... makeup artist
Alessandra Sampaolo .... assistant makeup artist
Fabrizio Sforza .... makeup artist
Fabrizio Sforza .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Baba Abdelghani .... production supervisor: Morocco (as Baba Abdelaghni)
Hassan Amiri .... production manager: Morocco
Hassan Bajja .... production supervisor: Morocco
Patrick Carrarin .... production supervisor
Ivan Filus .... production manager: Czech Republic
Alessandro Loy .... production manager
Massimo Manasse .... general organizer
Martin Vrabel .... production supervisor: Czech Republic
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adil Abdelwahab .... first assistant director
Fabrizio Bava .... assistant director
Fabrizio Bava .... second unit director
Petr Samec .... assistant director: Czech Republic
Art Department
Karim Akalach .... painter: Morocco
Antonio Beccarisi .... set builder
Paolo Cameli .... painter
Gabriele Cozzolino .... head sculptor
Miloud El Kanaoui .... props: Morocco (as Miloud Kanaoui)
Paolo Faenzi .... art assistant
Maurizio Jacopelli .... props (as Maurizio Iacopelli)
Peter Kusy .... props: Czech Republic
Luigi Marchione .... set designer
Raffaele Pantaleo .... set builder
Riccardo Passanisi .... props
Ivan Varinsky .... props: Czech Republic
Sound Department
Alberto Doni .... sound mixer
Gianni Giuliano .... dubbing supervisor
Fiamma Maglione .... voice recordist
Rossana Maiuri .... dubbing assistant
Stefano Nissolino .... sound dubbing
Rafael Skurka .... sound: Czech Republic
Special Effects by
Sergio Stivaletti .... special effects: creature effects
Said El Kounti .... assistant stunt coordinator
Monika Fiserova .... horseback stunts: Czech Republic unit
Roman Jankovic .... stunt rider
Frantisek Michalek .... horseback stunts: Czech Republic unit (as Michalek Frantisek)
Peter Olgyay .... stunts
Michael Sandala .... stunt double
Marek Toth .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Aldo Bergamini .... assistant camera
Abida Boubker .... electrician: Morocco
Paolo Cavicchioli .... still photographer
Maurizio di Stefano .... electrician
Milan Jirsa .... electrician: Czech Republic
Giovanni Marrocco .... generator operator
Peter Necas .... assistant camera: Czech Republic
Agostino Pascarella .... key grip (as Augusto Pascarella)
Stefano Ricciotti .... camera operator
Emil Tardik .... key grip: Czech Republic
Casting Department
Cornelia von Braun .... casting: Germany
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Angela Anzimani .... wardrobe
Naïma Bouanani .... wardrobe: Morocco
Alberta Ceccarelli .... wardrobe
Debora Pagano .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Sandro Bruglio .... first assistant editor (as Sandro Broglio)
Pasquale Cuzzupoli .... color technician
Gianni Schiavone .... color technician (as Giovanni Schiavoni)
Location Management
Peter Hlava .... location manager
Music Department
Claudio Messina .... music producer (1994)
Other crew
Mohamed Asli .... production services: Morocco
Carlo Alberto Fantacci .... production secretary
Steven Luotto .... dialogue coach
Aldo Mafera .... opticals
Aldo Mafera .... title designer
Adele Parrillo .... script supervisor (as Adelina Parrillo)
Aicha Regragui .... cashier: Morocco
Matteo Spinola .... unit publicist
Goffredo Unger .... master of arms

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Also Known As:
"Desideria e l'anello del drago" - Italy (original title)
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114 min | Australia:186 min (2 parts)
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Referenced in Story of a Princess (2007) (V)See more »


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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Desideria Rings this Dragon's bell, 8 April 2014
Author: RavenGlamDVDCollector from South Africa

I saw this years ago as a mini-series on a pay channel. It had magic and charm, and I was mesmerized. Years later in my quest for hard-to-find DVDs, my research revealed this to be an Italian film, and it became the one I considered to be the least likely to succeed. At the time, I was searching for it under the title "The Dragon Ring" and that led nowhere. Fortunately I never forgot the name of the heroine, and one day I just keyed in Desideria and googled that, which led to the full glory of the original Italian name, DESIDERIA L'ANELLO DEL DRAGO, which in turn led to a download in bothersome parts off VuClip, but this was in the original Italian, and therefore it would just spoil my savoring of the long-desired DESIDERIA, so I just kept it. I then took my info to Takealot, South Africa and had them source it for me. And it was available on DVD, but alas! In German! Not even the original Italian, but German! Donner und Blitzen! And very expensive! But what could I do? I had to have it. And now I do, but I keep postponing to actually watch it, as my German is not quite up to scratch.

It's been described as a show that's really meant for kids, but being of a different culture, there is some stuff in it that is really not meant for children, so it is best considered a fairy tale for adults. Just be warned that the dragon in this story is the goofiest, shoddiest, (hold your ears now Pooksies) p*ss- poorest excuse for cinematographic achievement you could ever hope to cast your eyes on, but do not let this spoil your fun. This is something I hold dear in my heart to this day, and I just can't settle for DER RING DES DRACHEN, that will ruin the magic.

A proper release in the world's most glorious language is called for. Italy has made some really beautiful stuff, but we need to see it in English, si, comprendo? And we'll toss some dollars at you! Avanti!

Addendum, 23 January 2015. Time marched on, and I finally gave in and settled for watching the German dub. It would be really difficult for Americans, but my first language is Afrikaans, sort of South African Dutch, and that helps a whole lot. The story is great, the filming is beautiful, Anna Falchi is Heaven on Earth, and the dragon isn't nearly as bad as I remembered. Something to really watch if you're in the mood for a fairy-tale with non-Hollywood filming techniques. Quite unusual, to say the least. Three hours long and for me, a joy to watch!

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