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The Crown of Fire (1990)

Coroana de foc (original title)
In medieval Wallachia a young prince battles his twin brother for their father's throne and for their ancestors' crown of fire.


Sergiu Nicolaescu


Francisc Munteanu (screenplay), Sergiu Nicolaescu (story)


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Credited cast:
Sergiu Nicolaescu ... Capt. Gorun
George Alexandru George Alexandru ... Good Prince / Evil Twin
Vladimir Gaitan Vladimir Gaitan ... The King / The King's Twin Brother
Virgil Flonda Virgil Flonda ... King's Advisor
Stefan Velniciuc Stefan Velniciuc ... Prince Herbert - Invader
Ion Ritiu Ion Ritiu ... Norbert
Simona Somancescu Simona Somancescu ... Innkeeper's Daughter
Cornelia Pavlovici Cornelia Pavlovici ... The Queen
Ramona Ionescu Ramona Ionescu
Manuela Harabor ... The Prince's Nanny
Ion Marinescu Ion Marinescu ... The Innkeeper
Corneliu Gîrbea Corneliu Gîrbea ... Trestie (as Cornel Gîrbea)
Ion Colan Ion Colan ... Capt. Palos
Constantin Paun Constantin Paun
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vasile Albinet ... Guard


In medieval Wallachia,during the Crusades,the King's brother hires mercenary Crusader armies to help him kill his brother in order to usurp the throne.The usurper brother is disgusted by King's policy of paying a tribute to the Byzantine Empire.The Crusader army besieges the King's fortress but the Captain of the guards,Gorun,and his soldiers manage to defend it.The usurper brother sneaks into the fortress and assassinates the King substituting himself for the King,due to their resemblance.When the Queen gives birth to twin boys their usurper uncle orders Captain Gorun to kill one and only save the other to prevent succession wars.However,Captain Gorun saves him and raises him into a strong warrior.Meanwhile,his twin brother is raised by their usurper uncle and becomes a lazy,greedy and cruel Crown Prince.With a new Crusader army making its way toward Wallachia and Byzantium the two twin Princes finally compete against each other for the throne of the realm. Written by nufs68

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The crown of fire and the three swords are found in a cave inside a huge rock formation shaped as a human head. This natural rock formation in Romania, known as the Sphinx of Bucegi Mountains, stands eight meters high and 12 meters wide and is located at an altitude of 2216 meters (7270 feet) in Romania's Bucegi Mountains. Local legends have it that the human head-shaped rock resembles that of a Dacian warrior, Dacians being the tribe that inhabited the area many centuries ago. See more »

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good intentions
4 July 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

like many films of Sergiu Nicolaescu, "Coroana de foc" has a precise target - his fans. and this does not it a bad film but only expression of good intentions. because , it is a mix of fairy tale and fake history. the emotion is imposed. the moral lesson becomes obligatory. all - the music, the costumes, the script, the performances are walls of a cell. and, after its end, respecting the noble intentions, you suppose than, under the Comunist, for the director was better than in the frame of freedom , who support romantic dreams but ignores the chances to be the dreams of a large public.

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Release Date:

28 May 1990 (Romania) See more »

Also Known As:

The Carpathian Legend See more »

Filming Locations:

Bucegi Mountains, Romania See more »

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