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Barbarossa (2009)

German Emperor Barbarossa will stop at nothing to conquer and build his empire. But a young man from Milan, along with his army of 900 men known as the Company of Death, is prepared to challenge the Emperor.

Director:

Renzo Martinelli

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Renzo Martinelli (story), Giorgio Schottler (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rutger Hauer ... Federico Barbarossa
Raz Degan ... Alberto da Giussano
F. Murray Abraham ... Siniscalco Barozzi
Christo Jivkov ... Gherardo Negro
Antonio Cupo ... Alberto dell'Orto
Cécile Cassel ... Beatrice di Borgogna
Kasia Smutniak ... Eleonora
Ángela Molina ... Ildegarda di Binden (as Angela Molina)
Elena Bouryka ... Antonia
Hristo Shopov Hristo Shopov ... Rinaldo di Dassel
Federica Martinelli Federica Martinelli ... Tessa
Maurizio Tabani Maurizio Tabani ... Giovanni da Giussano
Riccardo Cicogna ... Wibaldo
Gian Marco Tavani Gian Marco Tavani ... Lorenzo della Pigna
Robert Alexander Baer Robert Alexander Baer ... Alberto as a Child
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German Emperor Barbarossa will stop at nothing to conquer and build his empire. But a young man from Milan, along with his army of 900 men known as the Company of Death, is prepared to challenge the Emperor.

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Genres:

Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

9 October 2009 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Sword of War See more »

Filming Locations:

Transylvania, Romania See more »

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Budget:

€30,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

| (2 parts) (TV) | (Blu-ray)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Part of the budget of the movie come from the Lega Nord, an italian political party that wants the separation between north and south Italy and has in the symbol the legendary warrior Alberto da Giussano. The leader of this party, Umberto Bossi, played a cameo in the movie. See more »

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Italian braveheart but even worse
29 May 2011 | by tim-67-775882See all my reviews

Do yourself a favor and do not watch this film.

I saw the box-art and thought it looked like a fun, violence filled, medieval romp about a subject I knew nothing about.

Even though I know next to nothing about this history, I can tell this film is stupidly inaccurate and on top of this it's awful too. I wanted the hero to die from the moment I saw him, he can't act and is just irritating from first to last.

Even the violence was completely unsatisfying.. There is no redeeming feature - do not waste your time on this. Go read the wiki page on barbarossa instead.. far more entertaining, you will learn stuff and have at least an hour more of your life.

I hope Mr Hauer got paid a total fortune for his bit part in this film, he was the only decent thing in it.


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