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Fantaghirò (1991)

During archery in a wood Princess Fantaghiro is discovered by the hostile king's son Romualdo. He is able to take a short look at her before she can escape and immediately falls in love ... See full summary »

Director:

Lamberto Bava

Writers:

Francesca Melandri (story and screenplay), Gianni Romoli (story and screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alessandra Martines ... Fantaghirò
Mario Adorf ... The King
Kim Rossi Stuart ... Romualdo
Ángela Molina ... The White Witch / The White Knight
Jean-Pierre Cassel ... The General
Luciano Manzalini Luciano Manzalini ... Soothsayer (as The Ruggeri Twins)
Eraldo Turra Eraldo Turra ... Soothsayer (as The Ruggeri Twins)
Stefano Davanzati Stefano Davanzati ... Cataldo
Tomás Valík Tomás Valík ... Ivaldo
Ornella Marcucci Ornella Marcucci ... Catherine
Katerina Brozová ... Carolyn
Lenka Kubálková Lenka Kubálková ... Carolyn as a child
Philip Licman Philip Licman ... Chamberlain
Stanislava Bartosová Stanislava Bartosová ... Governess
Jan Morávek Jan Morávek ... Fire Thrower
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Storyline

During archery in a wood Princess Fantaghiro is discovered by the hostile king's son Romualdo. He is able to take a short look at her before she can escape and immediately falls in love with the unknown beauty. When Romulado challenges her father for a duel to end the bloody war between their people Fantaghiro is send out to fight him due to a prophecy. As Romualdo sees her dressed as a man he believes to recognize his beloved. So he tries everything to discover wether she is a man or a woman and prevent the duel. Fantaghiro starts to fall in love with him, too, but her sense of duty is strong. Will love bring them together or will it end as a tragedy? Written by Matthias Scheler <tron@lyssa.owl.de>

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Genres:

Fantasy | Romance

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

22 December 1991 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Cave of the Golden Rose See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

ITL 5,000,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

ANFRI S.r.l.,Reteitalia See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts)

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Romualdo: Why are you smiling?
Fantaghiro: I've never kissed a knight before.
Romualdo: Well, neither have I.
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Featured in Fantaghirò 4 (1994) See more »

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The best movie
23 February 1999 | by robinhutSee all my reviews

I'm now 19 years old and I've watch many movies. But, I think that Cave of the Golden Rose (Fantaghiro) sequels are the best movies I've ever watched in my life!!! It has the best storyline, the best music and special effects, and most important of all, it has the best actress, Alessandra Martines. She really brought up the fabulous Fantaghiro character with full of emotions and feelings. Personally, I think that Alessandra Martines is the most beautiful actress in the world. Whatever she do in Fantaghiro; whether she smile, she cry, she was angry, or whatever, she is so beautiful that I watch over the movie again and again. Honestly, until now, I've watched Fantaghiro for 7 times, Fantaghiro 2 for 5 times, Fantaghiro 3 for 3 times and Fantaghiro 4 for 8 times. I am still searching for the last sequel, Fantaghiro 5 but I still couldn't find it. Wish me luck.


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