Young Charlemagns is placed on the Frankish throne in the middle of the 8th Century A.D. Despite having many powerful enemies he slowly unites the nations of Western Europe and rebuilds civilization on the ruins of the Roman Empire.
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Christian Brendel ...
 Charlemagne (2 episodes, 1994)
Gilles Gaston-Dreyfus ...
 Eginhard (2 episodes, 1994)
Paolo Bonacelli ...
 Vitale (2 episodes, 1994)
Vanni Corbellini ...
 Ganelon (2 episodes, 1994)
Valentine Varela ...
 Luitpergue (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Pépin le Bossu (2 episodes, 1994)
François D'Aubigny ...
 Gilbert (2 episodes, 1994)
Pier Luigi Misasi ...
 Pascalis (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Alcuin de York (2 episodes, 1994)
Peter Sattmann ...
 Tassilon (2 episodes, 1994)
Helmut Griem ...
 Widukind (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Pape Hadrien (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Prince Pippin (2 episodes, 1994)
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Young Charles is placed on the Frankish throne in the middle of the 8th Century A.D. Despite having many powerful enemies he slowly unites the nations of Western Europe and rebuilds civilization on the ruins of the Roman Empire. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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surprisingly effective treatment
15 August 1999 | by (Oregon) – See all my reviews

It's not easy to make the Dark Ages interesting, but "Charlemagne" just about pulls it off. I'll have to re-read my Einhard for the details, but for the most part they seem to have got the story right, although of course, I don't think we know as much about Charles's personal life as this film might lead one to believe.

That quibble aside, the production values are quite high (resisting, for the most part, the temptations of excess prettiness), the pacing good, and the international cast handles their roles competently.

A good introduction to a truly astonishing historical figure.


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