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The Profession of Arms (2001)

Il mestiere delle armi (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, History, War | 11 May 2001 (Italy)
The history of the first victim of modern artillery and its moving agony, amidst conspiracies and betrayals of the powerful. Life and death of Giovanni De' Medici, a young brave captain in ... See full summary »

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Ermanno Olmi

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Ermanno Olmi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christo Jivkov ... Giovanni de Medici dalle Bande Nere
Sergio Grammatico Sergio Grammatico ... Federico Gonzaga
Dimitar Ratchkov Dimitar Ratchkov ... Luc'Antonio Cuppano
Fabio Giubbani Fabio Giubbani ... Matteo Cusastro
Sasa Vulicevic Sasa Vulicevic ... Pietro Aretino
Dessy Tenekedjieva ... Maria Salviati de Medici (as Desislava Tenekedjieva)
Sandra Ceccarelli ... Nobildonna di Mantova
Franco Andreani Franco Andreani ... Ambasciatore di Carlo V
Kalin Arsov ... Barcarolo
Giancarlo Belelli Giancarlo Belelli ... Alfonso d'Este
Bruno Bendoni Bruno Bendoni ... Benedetto Agnello
Silvio Cappellini Silvio Cappellini ... Maestro Habram
Vittorio Corcelli Vittorio Corcelli ... Frate domenicano
Marco De Biagi Marco De Biagi ... Ercole d'Este
Alessandro Genovesi Alessandro Genovesi ... Ufficiale posto di guardia
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The history of the first victim of modern artillery and its moving agony, amidst conspiracies and betrayals of the powerful. Life and death of Giovanni De' Medici, a young brave captain in the war of Charles V against the Pope, in the first half of 1500. Written by Francesco Benzi <f.benzi@libero.it>

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Language:

Italian

Release Date:

11 May 2001 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

El oficio de las armas See more »

Filming Locations:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Narrator: [in the beggining of the movie] Who created these horrible weapons? From there, the war and carnage started And the way to a cruel death was open. However, don't blame this miserable. We're the ones who don't know how to use what he gave us. To defend ourself from the wild animals.
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A very cult movie back to the old Olmi's films
28 August 2001 | by silviopelleraniSee all my reviews

If you are looking for a relaxing and commercial film don't see this one. In my case it took me 20 minutes to get deeply involved in the plot and the film atmosphere. Is a nice biographic story of an arm maker in the Italian middle age. The countryside (shot in Romania and Bulgaria) is giantly underlined by Ermanno Olmi's hand and all the characters were completely well represented by the actors.

Either you like the plot or not but certainly you will notice the direction of still one of the MOST important Italian directors nowadays.

Rating: 7/10


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