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Il mestiere delle armi (2001)

The history of the first victim of modern artillery and its moving agony, amidst conspiracies and betrayals of the powerful. Life and death of Giovanni De' Medici, a young brave captain in ... See full summary »

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Sergio Grammatico ...
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Luc'Antonio Cuppano
Fabio Giubbani ...
Matteo Cusastro
Sasa Vulicevic ...
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Maria Salviati de Medici (as Desislava Tenekedjieva)
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Nobildonna di Mantova
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Giancarlo Belelli ...
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Silvio Cappellini ...
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Marco De Biagi ...
Ercole d'Este
Alessandro Genovesi ...
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The history of the first victim of modern artillery and its moving agony, amidst conspiracies and betrayals of the powerful. Life and death of Giovanni De' Medici, a young brave captain in the war of Charles V against the Pope, in the first half of 1500. Written by Francesco Benzi <f.benzi@libero.it>

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11 May 2001 (Italy)  »

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El oficio de las armas  »

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Narrator: [in the beggining of the movie] Who created these horrible weapons? From there, the war and carnage started And the way to a cruel death was open. However, don't blame this miserable. We're the ones who don't know how to use what he gave us. To defend ourself from the wild animals.
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An artistic movie, not an action movie
5 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

It is not an "easy" film. If you are searching for an adventure film, or a "kolossal", you don't find it here. But this is a beautiful movie by the artistic side, you need to watch it with calm and patience, like you have to watch a picture of a famous painter. The plot is carried out like touches of brush, the characters are "painted" over a background of ethereal landscapes, nearly soft. So, why my vote is only a 7/10? This is just because the movie is not easy, perhaps too slow for a "normal" vision. After all when I watch a movie, often, specially when I'm tired at the end of a hard day, I need to relax myself, while this movie needs much attention. I don't think you can watch it without a little of concentration, at least the first time. Like you look at a painting.


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