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The Knights of the Quest (2001)

I cavalieri che fecero l'impresa (original title)
In 1271, five young knights journey to Thebes in Greece to recover the Sacred Shroud and deliver it back to France and into the hands of the royal family.

Director:

Pupi Avati

Writers:

Pupi Avati (novel), Pupi Avati (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Raoul Bova ... Giacomo di Altogiovanni
Marco Leonardi ... Ranieri di Panico
Edward Furlong ... Simon di Clarendon
Thomas Kretschmann ... Vanni delle Rondini
Stanislas Merhar ... Jean de Cent Acres
Edmund Purdom ... Ugo di Clarendon
Franco Trevisi ... Rolando da Gesso
Stefania Rivi Stefania Rivi ... Ragazza del 'Paradiso'
Loris Loddi ... Jannot de Plume
Romuald Andrzej Klos ... Abate cieco (as Romuald Klos)
Victor Poletti Victor Poletti
Renzo Rinaldi Renzo Rinaldi ... Uomo con cane marrone
Alberto Rossi Alberto Rossi
Romano Malaspina Romano Malaspina ... Amaury de la Roche
Francesco Pennasilico Francesco Pennasilico ... (as Franco Pennasilico)
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In 1271, five young knights journey to Thebes in Greece to recover the Sacred Shroud and deliver it back to France and into the hands of the royal family.

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beyond the level of incompetence
27 April 2001 | by zordySee all my reviews

Pupi Avati is a very good director, although very little known outside Italy, who made good things with different styles. His forte is the movie about feelings and small tragedies of life, crepuscular stories set in Italian countryside, but he did an excellent job also with some peculiar horror films, with a medieval film called "Magnificat"( that, although full of historical mistakes had some grace and very personal style), films on the jazz era. What a pity he decided to cross his personal level of incompetence trying to produce a big film on the Quest for the Shroud with scarcely believable knights and an inexplicable taste for gore. The film, except some parts, doesn't work at all. It's terribly edited, with huge plot holes, with sequences that are completely meaningless and a ludicrous finale where it takes an entire army a quarter of an hour to slain the 4 heroes. As in a good old film of the past. The problem is the past is past, and this film fails to recreate that flavour. An the one that actually recreates tastes foul.


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Italian | French

Release Date:

6 April 2001 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Knights Who Made the Enterprise See more »

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Barletta, Bari, Apulia, Italy See more »

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ITL18,000,000,000 (estimated)
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