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L'armata Brancaleone (1966)

A group of misfits, headed by an incompetent knight named Brancaleone, set out to reach the small town of Aurocastro so that their leader can take possession of the fief.

Director:

Mario Monicelli

Writers:

Agenore Incrocci (screenplay) (as Age), Furio Scarpelli (screenplay) (as Scarpelli) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vittorio Gassman ... Brancaleone da Norcia
Catherine Spaak ... Matelda
Folco Lulli Folco Lulli ... Pecoro
Gian Maria Volontè ... Teofilatto dei Leonzi
Maria Grazia Buccella ... The Widow
Carlo Pisacane ... Abacuc
Ugo Fangareggi Ugo Fangareggi ... Mangold
Gianluigi Crescenzi ... Taccone
Alfio Caltabiano Alfio Caltabiano ... Arnolfo Mano-di-ferro
Pippo Starnazza Pippo Starnazza ... Piccioni
Luigi Sangiorgi Luigi Sangiorgi ... Manuc
Fulvia Franco Fulvia Franco ... Luisa
Tito García ... Filuccio (as Pablo Tito Garcia)
Joaquín Díaz Joaquín Díaz ... Guccione
Luis Induni ... Luigi di Sangi
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Storyline

A group of rogues steal a scroll granting its bearer the property of the land of Aurocastro in Apulia (south of Italy). They elect a shaggy knight, Brancaleone from Norcia, as their leader, and decide to get possession of this supposedly wealthy land. Many adventures will occurr during the journey. Written by Stefano Bartolozzi <stefano@sbcweb.com>

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Country:

Italy | France | Spain

Language:

Italian | Latin

Release Date:

27 September 1983 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Brancaleone's Army See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to director Mario Monicelli, Brancaleone was dressed "halfway between a Japanese samurai and an Italian ragamuffin". See more »

Connections

Followed by Brancaleone alle Crociate (1970) See more »

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Branca Branca Branca - Unforgettable Movie!
26 November 2000 | by phoenix-106See all my reviews

I have seen this movie when it first came out in Germany in a dubbed version. I went back several times I liked it so much, great comedy, great acting and entertainment. After all this years I started searching on the web, because nobody in America seems to have ever heard of this movie. So far I only found an old German dubbed copy, but I look forward to finally see the original version. I have seen many movies in my time, but Brancaleone seems to always come to my mind when I think of comedy and middle ages. The Monty Python can not reach this one.


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