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The Profession of Arms (2001)
"Il mestiere delle armi" (original title)

 |  Drama, History, War  |  11 May 2001 (Italy)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Is this movie so important?
13 July 2001 | by (Caluso, Italy.) – See all my reviews

I really don't know. For italian movie critics for sure, because the most of them has scream out loud to the "absolute masterpiece". I enjoy filmmakers that try so hard to give to their creatures an important aura but i really don't know if this movie is so essential as the most people say. There is for sure a strong mark on it by the director Ermanno Olmi and for sure there are particular locations and situations that are interesting to watch but the characters (in my opinion) aren't enough developed to create a real participation in the audience. For the most part of the movie i didn't care so much if someone got killed or won a battle and i don't think this is a good sign. This movie is an exercise in style that will not leave this so important mark as most italian (rabbits) critics have said.


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