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by Pupi Avati


In the winter of 1271, the mortal remains of Luis IX, the Holy King, are carried across the Italian peninsula by his retiring army. The seventh Crusade, which aimed at converting and defeat Tunis, has badly failed. During this sad long funeral, five knights meet. All five of them share the same secret: the knowledge of the place where the Sacred Shroud is kept, hidden by some traitors of the French court.

international title: The Knights of the Quest
original title: I cavalieri che fecero l'impresa
country: Italy, France
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Pupi Avati
film run: 147'
release date: IT 06/04/2001
screenplay: Pupi Avati
cast: Marco Leonardi, Edward Furlong, Carlo Delle Piane, Raoul Bova, James Fox, F. Murray Abraham, Edmund Purdom
cinematography by: Pasquale Rachini
film editing: Amedeo Salfa
art director: Giuseppe Pirrotta
costumes designer: Nanà Cecchi
music: Riz Ortolani
producer: Antonio Avati, Tarak Ben Ammar, Mark Lombardo
production: Duea Film, Quinta Communications, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali e Turismo (MiBACT) - Direzione Generale per il Cinema
distributor: 20th Century Fox Italy
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