The Betrothed (TV miniseries)

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The Betrothed
(Italian: I Promessi sposi)
Directed by Salvatore Nocita
Written by Roberta Mazzoni
Alessandro Manzoni
Based on The Betrothed (1827 novel) by Alessandro Manzoni
Starring Burt Lancaster
Franco Nero
Helmut Berger
Fernando Rey
Music by Ennio Morricone
Cinematography Živko Zalar
Country Italy
Language Italian
Original channel RAI
Release date November 12, 1989 (1989-11-12)
Running time 450 minutes

The Betrothed (Italian: I Promessi sposi) (1989) is an Italian television mini-series starring Burt Lancaster and Franco Nero. It was directed by Salvatore Nocita, based on the 19th-century historical novel of the same name by Alessandro Manzoni.

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Cast[edit]

Actor Role
Delphine Forest Lucia Mondella
Danny Quinn Renzo Tramaglino
Jenny Seagrove The Nun of Monza
Burt Lancaster Cardinal Federigo Borromeo
Franco Nero Friar Cristofero
F. Murray Abraham Innominato
Gary Cady Don Rodrigo
Helmut Berger Egidio
Fernando Rey Attilio's Uncle
Valentina Cortese Donna Prassede
Gisela Stein Lucia's Mother
Alberto Sordi Don Abbondio
Dario Fo Azzeccagarbugli (lawyer)
Walter Chiari Tonio
Renzo Montagnani Don Ferrante
Mathieu Carrière Count Attilio
Giampiero Albertini Nibbio
Gordon Mitchell Don Gonzalo
Roberto Boninsegna Monatto
Martine Brochard Mother of Gertrude
Piera Degli Esposti Badessa
Leopoldo Trieste Lucio
Franco Citti Grignapoco

References[edit]

  • Burt Lancaster. Da qui all'eternità, by Robyn Karney, A. S. Farina

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