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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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A Gem of Style
16 June 2002 | by csdietrichSee all my reviews

I had the distinct good fortune to see L'ARMATA BRANCALEONE at the UCLA Film Archive many years ago, back in the Eighties. Barbara Steele is breathlessly at her best form in the Gassman/S & M fantasy sequences where the two go about lashing each other with whips. "Frustami" was a word used many times. Her costumes were sensational and it's worth a look just for this segment alone. Sexy! Steele! Don't miss an opportunity to see this: it is rare as dragon's teeth. Another feather in the cap of all the UCLA film people and its Italian Department!


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