Orlando furioso 1974
One of the greatest epic poems of the Italian Renaissance, Orlando Furioso is an intricate tale of love and enchantment set at the time of the Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne's conflict with the Moors. When Count Orlando returns to France from Cathay with the captive Angelica as his prize, her beauty soon inspires his cousin Rinaldo to challenge him to a duel - but during their battle, Angelica escapes from both knights on horseback and begins a desperate quest for freedom. This dazzling kaleidoscope of fabulous adventures, sorcery and romance has inspired generations of writers - including Spenser and Shakespeare - with its depiction of a fantastical world of magic rings, flying horses, sinister wizardry and barbaric splendour.

Made in 1974 in honor of Ariosto's quincentenary, Luca Ronconi televised version of Orlando Furioso recreated his highly praised stage performance from 1969. Using a highly stylized theatricality and baroque lighting, it's usually considered one of the high points of Italian television.

2 x DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 5 hours | 4.62 Gb + 7.08 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Italiano
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

Director: Luca Ronconi
Cast: Edmonda Aldini, Massimo Foschi, Luigi Diberti, Hiram Keller, Michele Placido
Country: Italy

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