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Giordano Bruno (1973)

Flying from his enemies in the Catholic Church, the free thinking philosopher, poet and scientist Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) has found some protection in Venice. But the Roman Inquisition, ... See full summary »

Director:

Giuliano Montaldo

Writers:

Lucio De Caro (story), Giuliano Montaldo (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gian Maria Volontè ... Giordano Bruno (as Gianmaria Volonte)
Hans Christian Blech ... Sartori
Mathieu Carrière ... Orsini
Renato Scarpa ... Fra Tragagliolo
Giuseppe Maffioli Giuseppe Maffioli ... Arsenalotto
José Quaglio José Quaglio
Mark Burns Mark Burns ... Bellarmino
Mario Bardella Mario Bardella
Massimo Foschi ... Fra Celestino
Corrado Gaipa Corrado Gaipa
Hans Caninenberg
Amerigo Alberani Amerigo Alberani
Charlotte Rampling ... Fosca
Pier Giovanni Anchisi Pier Giovanni Anchisi ... (as Piero Anghisi)
Giancarlo Badessi Giancarlo Badessi
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Flying from his enemies in the Catholic Church, the free thinking philosopher, poet and scientist Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) has found some protection in Venice. But the Roman Inquisition, fearing his influence in Europe, wants to bring him on trial for 'heresy'. Written by fa404748 (Gent, Belgium)

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

29 November 1973 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Mönch von San Dominico See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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A colorful evocation of the scandalous life of Giordano Bruno
17 October 1999 | by EFWSee all my reviews

Giordano Bruno was an Italian philosopher who excited the rage of the Catholic Church and finished in the flames of a pyre in Campo dei Fiori in Rome on 17 February 1600. Today a statue stands in his honor in this piazza. As a very young man he entered the Dominican Order, was ordained in 1572, but within a few years was running through Europe, publishing a variety of clever and original literary, theological, and philosophical texts that made many angry. In 1591 he reached Venice, where he displeased a Mocenigo and was denounced to the Inquisition. He was sent to Rome, where he spent six years in prison before he was burned at the stake for heresy. Gian Maria Volonté, one of the great actors of the century, who appeared in such disparate films as For a Few Dollars More, The Abyss, and Il Caso Moro, stars as the sensual and highly intelligent monk. The narrative begins with Bruno's arrival in Venice, and naturally the movie compresses much and doubtless has simplified. Nonetheless the skillful evocation the character of Bruno in the Venice and Rome of the 1590s is highly enjoyable. I watch this movie three or four times a year.


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