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Day of the Siege (2012)

11 settembre 1683 (original title)
In the summer of 1683, 300,000 warriors of the Ottoman Empire began the siege of Vienna. The fall of the city would have opened the way to conquer Europe. On September 11. was the main battle between the Polish cavalry and the Turks.

Director:

Renzo Martinelli

Writers:

Valerio Manfredi (screenplay), Renzo Martinelli (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
F. Murray Abraham ... Marco D'Aviano
Enrico Lo Verso ... Karà Mustafà
Jerzy Skolimowski ... King Jan III Sobieski
Alicja Bachleda ... Duchess of Lorena (as Alicja Bachleda Curus)
Piotr Adamczyk ... Leopoldo I
Andrea Iaia ... Giovanni Cristofori
Claire Bloom ... Rosa Cristofori
Matteo Branciamore ... Eugenio of Savoia
Marius Chivu ... Father Cosma
Antonio Cupo ... Duke of Lorena
Giorgio Lupano ... Count Stahremberg
Federica Martinelli Federica Martinelli ... Lena
Gianni Musy Gianni Musy ... Carlo Cristofori
Daniel Olbrychski ... Katski
Isabella de Ligne-La Trémoïlle ... Leila (as Isabella Orsini)
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In the summer of 1683, 300,000 warriors of the Ottoman Empire began the siege of Vienna. The fall of the city would have opened the way to conquer Europe. On September 11. was the main battle between the Polish cavalry and the Turks.

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Genres:

Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for war violence | See all certifications »

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Marco D'Aviano: [Speaking to a mob] Enough. Stop! Enough! You weren't even born when he came to Aviano. In all these years he has done no harm to anyone. He is living proof that we can live together, respecting each other's faiths. We can live in peace with these people.
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Great Casting, Poor Results
13 April 2013 | by denis888See all my reviews

Oh, what can I really say here? I love the history of great battles and the Polish events of the 17th century, Jan Sobieski was a distinguished king and a great warrior, and the very topic of Kara Mustapha and the peak of Ottoman Empire's power in Europe all seem to be very exiting topics to make a great film about. Did the filmmakers succeed? No. Why? First, and foremost, extremely poor special effects. They are so naive, amateurish and so obviously bad, that even a mere kid can immediately say that this is drawn, this is computerized and this was very sloppily assembled on a very simply software. Shame. The worst moment? he very battle, of course. My, it is so caricature, so unassumingly badly done, so fast and hasted, that one can marvel with a mouth open. Terribly poor effects and very laughable attacks recall all the great previous Polish movies on war, but here the battle simply sinks. Even the great casting cannot help. All the stars seem to be a bit lost and absent, with only two great exceptions - Adamczyk and Abraham - they did a marvelous job. But they did not save the poor film from a fail. Immense failure.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Italy | Poland

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2012 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

The Day of the Siege: September Eleven 1683 See more »

Filming Locations:

Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland See more »

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Budget:

EUR12,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,143,479
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2.35 : 1
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