6.2/10
77
1 user

Li chiamarono... briganti! (1999)

The story of a group of brigands who fought against Victor Emmanuel II during Italian unification.

Director:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Paolo and Mia, an introverted clerk and a unconventional pregnant woman, go on a journey looking for the father of Mia's unborn daughter.

Director: Fabio Mollo
Stars: Luca Marinelli, Isabella Ragonese, Anna Ferruzzo
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Director: Pasquale Squitieri
Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Bruno Cremer, Karl Zinny
Father II (2011)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Pasquale Squitieri
Stars: Franco Nero, Andrea Fachinetti, Daniel Emilio Baldock
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Pasquale Squitieri
Stars: Carolina Rosi, Salvatore Marino, Victor Cavallo
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Pasquale Squitieri
Stars: Alfredo Rotella, Giulia Fossà, Igor Zalewsky
L'arma (1978)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In un caseggiato tre ladruncoli vengono scoperti e viene chiamata la polizia ed uno dei tre viene ucciso da un poliziotto. Luigi, che vive là con la moglie Marta e la figlia Rossana assiste... See full summary »

Directors: Jerry Jameson, Pasquale Squitieri
Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Stefano Satta Flores, Benedetta Fantoli
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Professor Paris Catalano visits Venice, to investigate the last known appearance of the famous vampire Nosferatu during the carnival of 1786.

Directors: Augusto Caminito, Mario Caiano, and 4 more credits »
Stars: Klaus Kinski, Christopher Plummer, Donald Pleasence
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Rachida Krim
Stars: Eric Atlan, Mohammad Bakri, Assia Barge
Il pentito (1985)
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A judge (based on real life judge Giovanni Falcone) on crusade to take down the Italian Mafia uses a gangster turned state's witness (a so-called "repenter") and a New York banker to do it. But things aren't quite what they seem.

Director: Pasquale Squitieri
Stars: Franco Nero, Tony Musante, Erik Estrada
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A girl on the run, a villain in the making, a faux cowboy, and Claudia Cardinale as Claudia Cardinale starring in a post-modern homage to cinema.

Director: Boris Despodov
Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Diana Paskalieva, Alex Brendemühl
Certificate: M Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Following a murder in a small Sicilian town, the new chief of the Carabinieri must fight corrupt officials, the frightened silence of witnesses and the local Mafia boss in order to solve the case.

Director: Damiano Damiani
Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Franco Nero, Lee J. Cobb
I guappi (1974)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In this period piece set in Italy, Nicola Bellizzi dreams of becoming a lawyer. However, when he seeks the reason that people are reluctant to help him in his goals, he discovers that some ... See full summary »

Director: Pasquale Squitieri
Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Franco Nero, Fabio Testi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Carmine Crocco
... Filomena
Branko Tesanovic ... Ninco Nanco
... Il cardinale Antonelli
... Donna Assunta
Ennio Coltorti
Carlo Croccolo ... Vincenzo, il calzolaio
... Don Pietro, il sacerdote
Franco Javarone
Luigi Montini
... Il caporale dei carabinieri Nerza
Lina Sastri ... Corifea
Roberto Maria Selvaggi
Benoît Vallès ... General Cialdini
Edit

Storyline

The story of a group of brigands who fought against Victor Emmanuel II during Italian unification.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 May 1999 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Briganti  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Was pulled after three days in theaters and was not been released for home media for over a decade, allegedly due to its criticism of the modern Italian state. See more »

Connections

References For a Few Dollars More (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

La profecia
Written by Luigi Ceccarelli
Performed by Lina Sastri
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Great Movie That Has Been Banned In Italy For Telling The Truth.
4 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

Li chiamarono... briganti! (They called them... brigands!) is a 1999 Italian film, directed by Pasquale Squitieri. It tells the story of Carmine Crocco, a 19th-century Italian brigand who gained recognition when he came to the forefront of the brigandage during the Italian unification, by opposing the army of King Victor Emmanuel II. It stars Enrico Lo Verso, Claudia Cardinale, Franco Nero, Remo Girone, Giorgio Albertazzi among the others. The movie was quickly suspended from its cinema run and it is not available on VHS or DVD.

Movie Plot: Carmine Crocco (Enrico Lo Verso) is an outlaw native of Rionero in Vulture (Basilicata), who was forced to the bandit's life after killing a man who had harassed his sister. He joined Giuseppe Garibaldi's Expedition of the Thousand against the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies hoping for a pardon, because the Savoy's government promised to forgive deserters in exchange for military service. But the promise wasn't kept and Crocco was arrested. He also noted that the economic situation was getting worse, with new taxes and growing unemployment.

He is soon released with the help of the local clergy and, disappointed by the unfulfilled promise of the new government, Crocco is persuaded by the cleric Don Pietro (Remo Girone) to become the leader of the resistance against Victor Emmanuel II, promising him money and weapons. Thus Crocco joins the Bourbon side, forming an army composed mainly of poor people.

The brigand and his men conquer the Vulture region in the name of king Francis II, gaining the support of the local population. The new Italian government is worried about this rebellion and General Enrico Cialdini (Benoît Vallès) is assigned to suppress it. The repression is cruel; Cialdini orders the shooting of the brigands and anyone who deals with them, mass killings (where even women and children are not spared) and confiscation of basic necessities.

Meanwhile, the Bourbon government in exile sends the Spanish General José Borjes (Francesco Mazzini) to Basilicata, to reinforce and discipline the bands. Crocco does not trust Borjes from the start because he is worried about losing his leadership, but he accepts the alliance. After some victorious battles, Crocco breaks the alliance with Borjes because he does not want to serve under a foreigner.

Crocco's lieutenant, Caruso (Ennio Coltorti), betrays him hoping for clemency, revealing to the authorities the hideouts of the brigands. After his betrayal, Crocco's army suffers many casualties and many of his men are captured and executed by firing squad. In the face of a losing battle, the only way to save himself is escape.

One Of The Best Movies I Have Ever Seen. I'm Astounded Why Italy In The Name Of Democracy Would Ban A Truthful Great Movie Like Li chiamarono... briganti!.


7 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial