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by Renzo Martinelli


Year 1100. Italy. The Northern lands are ruled by the German Emperor Frederick Barbarossa. His dream is to conquer also the lands in the Center and in the South so as to revive the Empire that was once of the Emperor Charles the Great. But in the North a young man from Milan has formed an army of 900 young men coming from different cities: the “company of death”.This young man’s name is Alberto Da Giussano. His dream is to defeat the Emperor and to give back freedom to the Northern lands.

original title: Barbarossa
country: Italy, Romania
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Renzo Martinelli
film run: 139'
screenplay: Renzo Martinelli, Giorgio Schöttler, Anna Samueli
cast: Rutger Hauer, Raz Degan, Kasia Smutniak, Cécile Cassel, F. Murray Abraham, Ángela Molina, Hristo Shopov, Antonio Cupo, Elena Bouryka, Christo Jivkov
cinematography by: Fabio Cianchetti
film editing: Osvaldo Bargero
art director: Rossella Guarna
costumes designer: Massimo Cantini Parrini
music: Renzo Martinelli
producer: Renzo Martinelli
production: Martinelli Film Company
backing: Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali (MiBAC)
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