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Barbarossa (2009)

German Emperor Barbarossa will stop at nothing to conquer and build his empire. But a young man from Milan, along with his army of 900 men known as the Company of Death, is prepared to challenge the Emperor.

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Cast

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Alberto da Giussano
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Siniscalco Barozzi
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Gherardo Negro
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Alberto dell'Orto
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Beatrice di Borgogna
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Eleonora
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Ildegarda di Binden (as Angela Molina)
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Antonia
Hristo Shopov ...
Rinaldo di Dassel
Federica Martinelli ...
Tessa
Maurizio Tabani ...
Giovanni da Giussano
Riccardo Cicogna ...
Wibaldo
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Lorenzo della Pigna
Robert Alexander Baer ...
Alberto as a Child
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German Emperor Barbarossa will stop at nothing to conquer and build his empire. But a young man from Milan, along with his army of 900 men known as the Company of Death, is prepared to challenge the Emperor.

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Drama | History | War

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Rated R for bloody violence and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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Sword of War  »

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€9,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Part of the budget of the movie come from the Northern League, an italian political party that wants the separation between north and south Italy and has in the symbol the warrior Umberto da Giussano. The leader of this party, Umberto Bossi, played a cameo in the movie. See more »

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In the film, the Milanese use the Cross of St. George, a banner used in real life by Genoa, not Milan. See more »

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mediocre medieval movie
13 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

This is about the campaigns to conquer Italy of German Emperor Frederick ,whom the Italians called Barbarossa because he had a red beard.Its obvious that a movie of this scope would need a Hollywood grade-A budget and basically everything grade-A.They didn't have it in this movie,they tried with second-grade actors like Rutger Hauer and a mediocre budget.Which means its not exactly cheap,some battle scenes are pretty decent but its also not exactly satisfying in size and scope of such events.If they had managed to bring to life such historical events,they would be worthy of academy awards.That said,its not bad as a mediocre medieval movie,but its just too small for the story it is undertaking.They could have limited themselves to a smaller part of the Barbarossa campaigns.Yet,for people who like medieval historical movies with battle scenes,its an OK effort.


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