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2 April 1999 (Italy) See more »
On his death bed in the 1820s, King Ferdinando I of Naples tries to escape the ghosts of his bloody kingship by remembering his younger days... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Stylish historical romp is one of its director's best films. See more (4 total) »


  (in credits order)

Sergio Assisi ... Ferdinando I Borbone

Gabriella Pession ... Maria Carolina d'Asburgo
Nicole Grimaudo ... Princess of Medina
Adriano Pantaleo ... Ferdinando I Borbone (child)

Lola Pagnani ... Sara Goudar
Carlo Caprioli ... Emperor Giuseppe d'Asburgo
Moira Grassi ... Countess S. Marco
Vanessa Sabet ... Maria Giuseppa

Matt Patresi ... Angelo Goudar

Yari Gugliucci ... Gennarino Rivelli
Lucilla Vacondìo ... Lady Stratfordshire
Elena Presti ... Princess of Floridia

Paolo De Giorgio ... Principe di Caramanico
Giuseppe Bottiglieri ... Giacomo Goudar
Giuliano Amatucci ... Fedele
Maria Zulima Job ... Maria Carolina d'Asburgo (child)
Lea Gramsdorff ... Maria Amalia di Sassonia
Mario Scaccia ... Ferdinando I Borbone (old)
Isa Danieli ... Fravulella
Silvana De Santis ... Maria Teresa d'Asburgo
Elio Pandolfi ... Father Giuliani
Leonardo Benvenuti ... Tanucci
Armando Pugliese ... Prince of San Severo
Gianni Bonagura ... Austrian Ambassador
Giuliana Gargiulo ... Sister Maria Crocifissa
Pelos La Capria ... Don Raffaele
Gerardo Gargiulo ... King Carlo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giovanni Gabrielli ... Country Kid

Directed by
Lina Wertmüller 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Raffaele La Capria  writer
Lina Wertmüller  writer

Produced by
Edwige Fenech .... producer
Edwin Fenech .... producer
Original Music by
Italo Greco 
Paolo Raffone 
Marcello Vitale 
Cinematography by
Blasco Giurato 
Film Editing by
Pierluigi Leonardi  (as Pier Luigi Leonardi)
Production Design by
Enrico Job 
Costume Design by
Gino Persico 
Makeup Department
Giancarlo De Leonardis .... key hair stylist
Gino Zamprioli .... makeup department head
Production Management
Roberto de Laurentiis .... production supervisor
Domenico La Spada .... production director
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Simone Di Carlo .... assistant director
Antonio Tozzi .... second assistant director
Art Department
Tamara Marini .... set designer
Federica Russo .... assistant art director
Saverio Sammali .... set designer
Sound Department
Paolo Amici .... sound effects editor
Roberto Cappannelli .... sound re-recording mixer
Enzo Diliberto .... foley artist
Daniele Quadroli .... sound effects editor
David Quadroli .... sound effects editor
Angelo Raguseo .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Tiberio Angeloni .... special effects
Franco Galiano .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Gabriele Diaferia .... visual effects art director
Paolo Lato .... visual effects producer
Josè Sala .... digital compositor
Stefano Trivelli .... visual effects supervisor: UBIK VFX
Camera and Electrical Department
Marco Cuzzupoli .... assistant camera
Romolo Eucalitto .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alma Barbieri .... head cutter
Editorial Department
Tomasso Gramigna .... first assistant editor
Other crew
Diego Percossi Papi .... jewelry artist
Franco Rapa .... location services: Naples, Italy
Claudia Cimmino .... assistant location manager (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Ferdinando and Carolina" - International (English title) (literal title)
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Argentina:105 min | Italy:102 min
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Stylish historical romp is one of its director's best films., 6 March 2002
Author: Mozjoukine ( from Australia

The eighteenth century king of Naples lies dying and we trigger flashbacks of his life played as a bawdy romp.

Vintage Wertmuller - the handsomest film she has done with shuttered sun falling over palatial interiors and mobs of impressively costumed servants, courtesans and officials milling round the historical monuments and manicured lawns. The compressed form is remarkable, as when finally a cut puts the dying king's memory of the twenty year old naked Princess against a flash of her, aged, black veiled, long deceased, being dumped in the bed beside him. The women are presented gorgeously, juxtaposed with the comic, plain featured lead. The sinister side can just be spotted flashing by.

A lot of it needs more knowledge of Italian history than most viewers will bring to it - "Culture is the weapon that will return Naples to Spain."

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