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A humble scientist from Padua proves that the Earth revolves and that it is not the center of the universe. He has few supporters and many enemies. When Giordano Bruno dies a martyr's death... See full summary »

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Liliana Cavani
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cyril Cusack ... Galileo
Georgi Kaloyanchev Georgi Kaloyanchev ... Giordano Bruno (as Gheorghi Kaloiancev)
Nikolay Doychev Nikolay Doychev ... Belarmin (as Nicolai Doicev)
Miroslav Mindov Miroslav Mindov ... Kardinal Bordzhiya
Georgi Cherkelov Georgi Cherkelov ... Toskana's ambasador (as Gheorghi Cerkelov)
Mikhail Mikhaylov Mikhail Mikhaylov ... Sarpi (as Michail Michailov)
Nevena Kokanova Nevena Kokanova ... Galileo's Mistress
Nikolai Ouzounov Nikolai Ouzounov ... Kardinal Chentino
Plamen Ciarov Plamen Ciarov ... Priest
Mila Dimitrova Mila Dimitrova ... Mother
Beniesc Mois Beniesc Mois ... Surveyor
Vladimir Davcev Vladimir Davcev ... Priest
Paolo Graziosi ... Bernini
Gigi Ballista Gigi Ballista ... Trial Judge
Lou Castel ... Friar
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A humble scientist from Padua proves that the Earth revolves and that it is not the center of the universe. He has few supporters and many enemies. When Giordano Bruno dies a martyr's death, Galileo exclaims: "Science needs scientists, not martyrs!" In order to preserve his discovery and continue his research he tries to make peace with the church but does not succeed. Slandered and misunderstood by his contemporaries, Galileo suffers the tragic isolation of men of genius the importance of whose lifework is recognized only by subsequent generations. Written by Georgi Djulgerov <georgidjul1943@gmail.com>

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[last lines]
Choir: Keep the light of science bright, care for it and use it right, lest it became a fire fall to consume us all, to consume us all.
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Edited into Ketzer (1971) See more »

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Country:

Italy | Bulgaria

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

14 February 1969 (Bulgaria) See more »

Also Known As:

Galileo Galilei See more »

Filming Locations:

Sofia, Bulgaria See more »

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Mono

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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