5.8/10
156
5 user

Marcellino (1991)

In the 15th century, in a poor Italian village, the monks of a modest convent take up an abandoned baby. Unfortunately, for all their efforts, they prove unable to trace his parents. So ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Marcelino is an orphan who grows up in a monastery. One day when he eats his small meal in a room full of old things he gives a piece of his bread to an old wooden Jesus figure - and indeed... See full summary »

Director: Ladislao Vajda
Stars: Rafael Rivelles, Antonio Vico, Juan Calvo
Marcelino, pan y vino (TV Series 2001)
Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

This is the magical story of a new-born baby abandoned on the doorstep of a Franciscan monastery, who grows up to become a cheerful and mischievous boy called Marcelino Pan y Vino. ... See full summary »

Stars: Félix Benito, Carles Canut, Arsenio Corsellas
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

When Italy surrenders to the Allies, part of the Italian army is dispersed and soldiers begin to return to their homes.

Director: Luigi Comencini
Stars: Alberto Sordi, Serge Reggiani, Carla Gravina
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When a veteran marshal is sent to a small town, he quickly falls for two women: a midwife and an earthy young woman nicknamed "Frisky".

Director: Luigi Comencini
Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Gina Lollobrigida, Marisa Merlini
Marcelino pan y vino (TV Movie 1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Director: Mario O'Hara
Stars: Romnick Sarmenta, Janice de Belen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Didier Bénureau ... Frate Ilario
Sergio Bini Bustric ... Frate Giocondo
... Frate Eusebio
... Il priore
Ernesto Lama ... Frate Campanaro
Thierry Nenez ... Frate Portinaio
Lucio Romero ... Frate Filippo
Francesco Scali ... Frate Girolamo
... Il pittore
Yves Verhoeven ... Frate Teodoro
Roberto Herlitzka ... Il precettore
Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu ... Il conte
... Frate Pappina
Ida Di Benedetto ... La contessa
Nicolò Paolucci ... Marcellino
Edit

Storyline

In the 15th century, in a poor Italian village, the monks of a modest convent take up an abandoned baby. Unfortunately, for all their efforts, they prove unable to trace his parents. So they set up providing tender loving care to the little boy. Marcellino lives a happy life among the men of God but, as he grows up, he misses his mother more and more. To compensate for her absence, he tends to identify her with the Virgin Mary. One day, the local lord, in search of a child to raise, decides to adopt Marcellino and to bring him up in his castle. He dresses him in rich attire and gives him a strict education. But Marcellino feels miserable there and eventually runs away.Back in his dear convent, he gleefully resumes his former life. He still misses his mother but his life changes when he finds a crucifix in the attic. A wonderful friendship between Jesus and him is born. Written by Guy Bellinger

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

remake | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

19 December 1991 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Miracle of Marcellino  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Remake of Marcelino pan y vino (1979) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

my Marcelino
17 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

it was the first version of Marcellino's story that I saw. and the memories about it are , after two decades, fresh and touching as a form of definition of "my Marcelino". after two decades, I saw again. and the emotion was not different by the first view.more significant, after the meeting with the versions from 1991 and 2010, the film of Luigi Comencini is, in same measure, impressive and convincing and seductive. not for great performances but for few memorable scenes. for a lot of details, for atmosphere, for the period, for the extracting of nails of Christ's hands, for the life in the castle who remands Heidi, for a sort of nostalgia who defines the first scenes. sure, a generous story easily impress the public. but this remake has little more than the original story flavor.maybe because it is an inspired exercise to rediscover the Medieval original. maybe because its drama is more convincing than the simplicity of the version from 1955. maybe for the scene of Nativity celebration as basis for the dramatic meeting of the end.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Sci-Fi Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular sci-fi movies and TV shows available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial