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Michael the Brave ()

Mihai Viteazul (original title)
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At the end of the 16th century Wallachian ruler Prince Michael the Brave overcame the adversity of the Ottoman and Austrian Empires to unite Wallachia, Moldavia and Transylvania into one... See more »

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Amza Pellea ...
Mihai Viteazul / Michael the Brave
Ion Besoiu ...
Prince Sigismund Báthory of Transylvania
Olga Tudorache ...
Mother of Mihai Viteazul
Irina Gardescu ...
Countess Rossanna Viventini
György Kovács ...
Cardinal Andrew Báthory
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Ottoman Vizier Selim Pasha
Nicolae Secareanu ...
Ottoman Grand Vizier Sinan Pasha
Ilarion Ciobanu ...
Stroe Buzescu
Aurel Rogalschi ...
Habsburg Emperor Rudolf II
Ioana Bulca ...
Doamna Stanca / Princess Stanca
Septimiu Sever ...
Radu Buzescu
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Preda Buzescu
Klára Sebök ...
Maria Cristina de Graz (as Maria Clara Sebok)
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Popa Stoica
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General Giorgio Basta
Alexandru Herescu ...
Ionica
Fory Etterle ...
Pope Clement VIII (as Fory Eterle)
Colea Rautu ...
Ottoman Sultan Murad III
Constantin Codrescu ...
Wallachian Prince Alexander the Bad
Jean Lorin Florescu ...
Archduke Maximilian
Emil Liptac
Nicolae Radu
Florin Scarlatescu ...
Boyar Iani, Prince Michael's Uncle
Mihai Mereuta ...
Moldavian Prince Ieremia Movila
Valentino Dain
Corneliu Gîrbea ...
Baba Novac (as Cornel Gîrbea)
Papil Panduru
Dinu Gherasim
Florin Blanarescu
Dan Dobre
George Demetru
Stelian Cremenciuc ...
Jacques de Beaury
Mircea Breazu ...
Prince Nicolae, Mihai's son
Nicolae Brancomir ...
Boyar Filimon
Virgil Popovici
Igor Bardu
Nicolae Luchian Botez
Grigore Nagacevschi
Petrica Gheorghiu ...
(as Petre Gheorghiu)
Iulian Necsulescu
Luchian Necsulescu
Andrei Bursaci
Cornel Coman ...
Balogh
Hans Kraus
Ion Niciu
Andrei Prajovski
Alexandru Vrancea
Nicolae Venias ...
Transylvanian Peasant
Constantin Codarcea
N.N. Matei
Val Lefescu
Alexandru Virgil Platon
Alexandru Repan ...
Count Viventini
Ion Apahideanu
Ion Bîrloiu
Ion Dorutiu
Dumitru Ghiuzelea ...
(as Dumitru Chiuzelea)
Niculae Peniuc ...
(as Nicolae Peniuc)
Cicerone Ionescu
Paul Misai
Horia Caciulescu ...
Wallachian Boyar
Horia Pavel
Lascar Bania
Ionel Rusu
Alexandru Vasiliu
Constantin Stelian
Gavril Tanase
Paul Rusu
Haralambie Polizu
Dinu Ianculescu
Gheorghe Carare
Franz Keller
Ilie Ion
Corado Negreanu
Stroe Mircea
Emil Rojan
George Aurelian
Florin Stroe
Gabriel Danciulescu
Paul Nadolski ...
(as Paul Nadolschi)
Mitzura Arghezi ...
Transylvanian Noble
Catita Ispas
Valeria Marian
Ana Maria Otetea
Rosemarie Fischer
Livia Baba
Minel Kleper
Grigore Anghel Seceleanu
Petre Patrascu
Sandu Radulescu
Vasile Bucan
Petrut Traian ...
(as Traian Petrut)
Constantin Barbulescu
Alexandru Demetriad
Vasile Dinescu
Ion Porsila
Gheorghe Buliga
Nitisor Cazacu
Hanns Schussnig
Kurt Conrant
Siegfried Siegmund
Joachim Szaunig
Emil Bogdan
Nicolae Albulescu
Adrian Mihai
Emanoil Petrut ...
Mihai Viteazul / Michael the Brave (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gheorghe Cozorici ...
The Narrator (voice)
Szabolcs Cseh ...
Wallachian Soldier (as Csech Szobolcs)
Nicolae Dide
Paul Fister
Ion Polizache
Vasile Popa

Directed by

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Sergiu Nicolaescu

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Titus Popovici ... ()

Music by

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Tiberiu Olah

Cinematography by

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Mircea George Cornea ... (as George Cornea)

Film Editing by

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Yolanda Mîntulescu

Editorial Department

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Stefania Cojocaru ... color timer
Florica Dirinea ... assistant editor
Cristina Ionescu ... assistant editor
Mioara Ionescu ... assistant editor
George Palivet ... color technician (as George Palivat)

Production Design by

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Zoltán Szabó
Nicolae Teodoru

Costume Design by

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Hortensia Georgescu
Mircea Milcovici

Makeup Department

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Rosalia Bartha ... makeup artist (as Rozalia Barta)
Mircea Voda ... assistant makeup artist

Production Management

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Gheorghe Calamata ... unit manager
Mihai Crisan ... production manager
Nicolae Dutescu ... unit manager
Gheorghe Pîrîu ... production manager
Ion Schihar ... unit manager
Ion Stefanescu ... unit manager
Dumitru Tofan ... unit manager
Stefan Zamfirescu ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Adriana Dumitrescu ... assistant director
Alexandru Maldea ... assistant director
Doru Nastase ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Ioana Cantuniari ... assistant production designer
Emanuel Chirici ... props (as Emanuel Chivici)
Alexandru Cioba ... props
Dan Codarcea ... props
Doina Lungu ... assistant production designer
Victor Lupu ... props
Alexandru Serban ... props
Ion Vasilescu ... props

Sound Department

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Gheorghe Alexe ... sound assistant
Alexe Dumitru ... sound assistant (as Dumitru Alexe)
Anusavan Salamanian ... sound engineer (as A. Salamanian)
Valentin Tesa ... sound assistant

Special Effects by

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Ion Tiberiu ... pyrotechnician

Visual Effects by

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Pascu Davidson ... visual effects assistant
Alexandru Popescu ... visual effects

Stunts

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Mihai Adrian ... stunts
Vasile Calamata ... stunts
Ion Calin ... stunts
Dumitru Craciun ... stunts
Ion Craciun ... stunts
Valentin Cristescu ... stunts
Szabolcs Cseh ... stunt and fight arranger / stunts (as Szobolcs Csech)
Alexandru David ... stunts
Nicolae Dide ... stunts
Liviu Fister ... stunts
Ion Gheorghiu ... stunts
Doru Lascu ... stunts
Miron Murea ... stunts (as Murea Miron)
Constantin Paun ... stunts
Vasile Popa ... stunts
Ionel Rusu ... stunts
Tudor Stavru ... stunt coordinator
Adrian Stefanescu ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Stefan Ciurea ... still photographer
George Cricler ... camera operator
Alexandru David ... camera operator
Valeriu Gheorghe ... gaffer (as Gheorghe Valeriu)
Mihai Hanciarec ... still photographer (as Mihai Hancearek)
Ion Mircea ... grip
Mircea Mladin ... camera operator
Ion Patruta ... key grip
Mihai Popescu ... assistant camera
Ilie Rusen ... assistant camera
Petre Sorescu ... assistant camera

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Olga Adamescu ... assistant costume designer
Silvia Axesiuc ... costumer
Eugenia Capela ... costumer
Iosefina Chicasu ... costumer
Victoria Constantin ... costumer
Margareta Farcas ... costumer
Stela Patras ... assistant costume designer
Mariana Raducanu ... costumer
Adelaida Tanase ... assistant costume designer
Petre Veniamin ... assistant costume designer
Carolina Vicol ... costumer
Maria Zamfirescu ... assistant costume designer

Music Department

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Iosif Conta ... conductor

Other crew

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Gheorghe Albescu ... administrator
Ion Apahideanu ... riding consultant
Ion Bîrloiu ... riding consultant
Dumitru Carabat ... story editor
Gheorghe Cozorici ... voice double
Jana Dochita Badea ... production secretary (as Jana Dochita)
Valeria Gagialov ... voice double
Petrica Gheorghiu ... voice double (as Petre Gheorghiu)
Constantin C. Giurescu ... historical consultant
Grigore Gonta ... voice double
Mihai Heroveanu ... voice double
Gheorghe Matei ... religious consultant
Andrei Otetea ... historical consultant
Emanoil Petrut ... voice double
Dan Popa ... consultant
Gheorghe Romanescu ... military consultant
Constantin Stelian ... consultant
Nicolae Stoicescu ... historical consultant
Constantin Xenake ... technical coordinator

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

An epic fresco depicting the reign (1593-1601) of Mihai Pätrascu (better known as "Mihai Viteazul" / "Michael the Brave"), the famous prince who united the three provinces: Transalpine Vallachia, Transylvania and Moldavia, into the country of Romania, at the end of the 16th century (1599-1601) against the opposition of the Ottoman and Austrian Empires, this movie features large scale battle scenes mixed with political intrigues, murderous treachery, and family drama. Written by Peter Reiher & Mihnea Columbeanu

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Taglines Michael the Brave would liberate his people ... if it took a thousand battles! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Mihai Viteazul - Unirea (Romania)
  • Mihai Viteazul - Cälugäreni (Romania)
  • La dernière croisade (France)
  • Michele il bravo (Italy)
  • L'ultima crociata (Italy)
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Runtime
  • 203 min
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Budget ROL33,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia In Steven Spielberg's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) a scene from Michael the Brave (1970) can be seen on TV. See more »
Goofs There's many anachronisms in scenes from Prague in 1600. Facade of St. Vitus Cathedral is from 19. century, statues on Charles Bridge are from 18. century, many buildings in Mala Strana and Prague Castle are baroque or even modern. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). See more »
Quotes Sultan Murat III: I like you. Here, all you see is crawling backs, even those who have the hoofs of their horses full of Europe's and Asia's dust. But I could've not liked you. How could you dare?
Mihai Viteazul: We only have one life, almighty sultan!
Sultan Murat III: Indeed... Too bad!
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