Twenty years later June 1797. Twenty years have passed and many things have changed at Rivombrosa and in Europe. Napoleon's Army has swept into Italy and Piedmont, with its promise of ... See full summary »
An ailing father, who is about to undergo a potentially life-threatening surgery, takes his teenage kids into the woods to try and recapture their early closeness, before he and his wife ... See full summary »
James Le Gros
We are in Italy in 1528, when Pope Clement VII ruled Rome and the Papal state, but his authority was challenged by many rivals, and especially Holy Roman emperor Charles V, who supported Cardinal Colonna in his ambitions to take the papal throne. The civil population is ransomed both by papal and enemy troops. The marriages between nobles are based on family interests, not affection. Princess Elena Campireali should have to follow the same destiny and marry the wealthy prince Savelli who is expected to give financial and other support to her family. However, Elena meets by chance the young mercenario captain Giulio Branciforte, and they fall in love. What will prevail: the feelings of the two young inamoroso, or the social order and family interests?
The story is based on the novel "L'Abbesse de Castro" written in 1832 by the romantic author Stendhal.
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