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Augustine of Hippo (1972)

Agostino d'Ippona (original title)
This biography tells the life story of Augustine, the Bishop of Hippo, a North African region during the last years of the Roman Empire. The film details Augustine's struggle to maintain ... See full summary »

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Roberto Rossellini
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dary Berkani Dary Berkani ... Agostino
Virgilio Gazzolo Virgilio Gazzolo ... Alipio
Cesare Barbetti Cesare Barbetti ... Volusiano
Bruno Cattaneo Bruno Cattaneo ... Massimo
Leonardo Fioravanti Leonardo Fioravanti ... Milesio
Dannunzio Papini Dannunzio Papini ... Giudice romano
Giuseppe Mannajuolo Giuseppe Mannajuolo ... Severo (as Bepi Mannajuolo)
Livio Galassi Livio Galassi ... Possidio
Fabio Garriba Fabio Garriba ... Marcellino
Giuseppe Alotta Giuseppe Alotta ... Siriano
Pietro Fumelli Pietro Fumelli ... Megalio
Giovanni Sabbatini Giovanni Sabbatini ... Valerio
Valentino Macchi Valentino Macchi ... Sisto
Ciro Ippolito Ciro Ippolito ... Terenzio
Filippo De Gara Filippo De Gara ... Crispino (as Filippo Degara)
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This biography tells the life story of Augustine, the Bishop of Hippo, a North African region during the last years of the Roman Empire. The film details Augustine's struggle to maintain religious decorum in a civilization on the verge of plunging into the Dark Ages.

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

25 October 1972 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Augustine of Hippo See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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excellent and available
1 November 2006 | by kcvtbSee all my reviews

I have used this film in class as long ago as the 1970s and found it a very helpful visualization and supplement to textual study of the life and work of Augustine. There was a lot of imagination put into representing the later Roman empire as it really was, and even the specialist will find details to admire and little to quibble with. Having looked for it in VHS/DVD for years, I finally came upon a copy in a bookstore in the Vatican in October 2006 and now see that it can be ordered from the online Italian bookseller, bol.it -- dialogue in Italian and comes also with Italian subtitles. There *was* an English-subtitled film version, but that seems not now available. But if teacher or students have even a little Italian and teacher has a decent knowledge of Augustine, this is well worth it. As the other comment says, leisurely but gripping if you let it.

Jim O'Donnell Georgetown University


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