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Hearts and Armour (1983)

I paladini - Storia d'armi e d'amori (original title)
Bradamante, a woman wearing an invincible suit of armor, is travelling the countryside at the time of the Crusades. After ending up in the middle of a web of romantic and cultural tangles, ... See full summary »

Director:

Giacomo Battiato
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zeudi Araya Cristaldi ... Marfisa (as Zeudi Araya)
Barbara De Rossi ... Bradamante
Rick Edwards ... Orlando (Rolando)
Ronn Moss ... Ruggero
Maurizio Nichetti ... Atlante
Tanya Roberts ... Angelica (Isabella)
Giovanni Visentin Giovanni Visentin ... Ganelon (Gano)
Tony Vogel ... Ferraù
Leigh McCloskey ... Rinaldo
Lina Sastri Lina Sastri ... La Maga
Lucien Bruchon Lucien Bruchon ... Aquilante
Al Cliver ... Selvaggio (as Pierluigi Conti)
Massimo De Rossi Massimo De Rossi ... L'Eremita
Hal Yamanouchi ... Samurai
Bobby Rhodes ... Mercenary
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Storyline

Bradamante, a woman wearing an invincible suit of armor, is travelling the countryside at the time of the Crusades. After ending up in the middle of a web of romantic and cultural tangles, she finds herself in love with a Moor prince, while one of the Christian knights has fallen in love with a Moor princess. Others, however, are against the cross-cultural romance, and Bradamante's love is soon forced into a duel to the death. Will she ever be with her true love? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Taglines:

The Middle Ages . . . A time of magic and mystery . . . of heroes and villains . . . of love and death . . . of hearts and armour [USA Theatrical] See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

Italy | USA

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

21 September 1983 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Hearts and Armour See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Vides Cinematografica See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Alternate Versions

UK cinema and video versions were cut by 21 secs by the BBFC to remove cruel horse-falls. See more »

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A Classic Tale
7 May 2009 | by skallisjrSee all my reviews

When I first rented a copy of the film, I thought it would just be another Medieval oater, but was pleasantly surprised to discover it had classic roots. It's a retelling of the Song of Roland. As Excalibur was the best incarnation of Le Morte d'Arthur, and Dark Kingdom was an incarnation of the Nordic Nibelungen Ring Cycle, the roots of this go back to the legends of Charlemagne, most specifically, Ariosto's Orlando Furioso.

Naturally, the story is abbreviated from the original, and there are a few changes, possibly for simplicity.

Probably because of its Italian origins, the film features some really artistically designed armor.


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