Brancaleone and his followers go to the crusades. God allows them a safe crossing of the Mediteranean. Except that they did not sail on the sea but on a... lake! Brancaleone soon finds himself caught in the middle of a feud between... two popes, Gregory and Clement. In order to determine which of the two men is the true pope, Brancaleone must walk on hot coals. After this ordeal, accompanied by a dwarf, a witch, a leper and a masochistic penitent, Brancaleone continues his quest.In the Holy Land, he fights the unfaithful before facing Death in person. He is eventually saved by Tiburzia the witch who is reincarnated in the form of a magpieWritten by
I'd just like to warn English users that Monty Python and the brancaleone movies are a different kind of humor. I know it's impossible not to compare this to "Monty Python and the holy grail", but please keep in mind that the sketches here are not meant to be absurd, this is not surreal humor. On the contrary, they're fun because they're painfully realistic. This is a bitter humor Italian classic, so please don't expect the script to be "british". Also, part of the epicness lies in the fake old Italian language used through the movie, and some scenes are gonna look plain if just subbed. Having said that, enjoy the movie, it's gonna make you smirk, but you may want to watch "L'armata Brancaleone" first.
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