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Una vita scellerata (1990)

The story of Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571), a soldier and one of the most important craftsmen and artists of Renaissance Italy, whose life was marked by many achievements and adventures, but also crimes.

Director:

Giacomo Battiato

Writers:

Benvenuto Cellini (autobiography Vita di Benvenuto Cellini), Vittorio Bonicelli (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wadeck Stanczak ... Benvenuto Cellini
Max von Sydow ... Pope Clement VII
Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu ... François the First
Ben Kingsley ... Governor
Sophie Ward ... Porzia / Sulpizia
Maurizio Donadoni Maurizio Donadoni ... Rosso Fiorentino
Florence Pernel ... Catherine
Pamela Villoresi Pamela Villoresi ... Fiore
Marne Maitland ... Blind cardinal
Luigi Di Fiore ... Pierluigi Farnese
Lorenza Guerrieri ... Faustina
Sara Bertelà Sara Bertelà ... Catherine De Medici
Malka Ribowska Malka Ribowska ... Catherine De Medici's grandmother
Jean-Paul Muel Jean-Paul Muel ... Judge
Ennio Fantastichini Ennio Fantastichini ... Cosimo De Medici
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The story of Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571), a soldier and one of the most important craftsmen and artists of Renaissance Italy, whose life was marked by many achievements and adventures, but also crimes.

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Country:

Italy | France | Germany

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

5 May 1990 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A Violent Life See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Fight against the Angel and demons
20 June 2007 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

A splendid reflection of Renaissance spirit, subtle recreation of a life - chain of temptations, dreams an expectations, story of signs of glory and souls of freedom.

In fact, adaptation of a book, the film is more than that.

First, for the colors of an artistic universe who may be the space of Buonnarotti or Caravaggio.

Then for the force of images and the discover of every nook in an old picture of chimeras and touches.

At last, the impressive magic interpretation of Wadeck Stankzak. The fight against the Angel and demons and the search of faith essence. Instrument of yourself for be creator of the others vision.


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