Hearts and Armour

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Hearts and Armour
Directed by Giacomo Battiato
Music by David A. Hughes
Cinematography Dante Spinotti
Edited by Ruggero Mastroianni
Vides Cinematografica
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date
Country Italy
Language English

Hearts and Armour (Italian: I Paladini: Storia d'armi e d'amori) is a 1983 Italian adventure film directed by Giacomo Battiato. It is loosely based on the stories of the Paladins especially the epic poem Orlando Furioso by Ludovico Ariosto.[1]

The film was generally panned by critics, but appreciated on its visual side.[2] The Sydney Morning Herald wrote "The settings are sensational, the costumes are magnificent. The story, on the other hand, is almost non-existent".[3] Hearts and Armour won the David di Donatello for Best Costumes.[4]



  1. ^ Donald Beecher; Massimo Ciavolella; Roberto Fedi. Ariosto Today: Contemporary Perspectives. University of Toronto Press, 2003. ISBN 0802029671. 
  2. ^ "I Paladini di Battiato combattono in splendenti armature senz'anima". La Stampa. Nov 25, 1983. p. 21. 
  3. ^ Susie Eisenhuth (Nov 27, 1983). "Medieval romp silly, but a visual wow". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  4. ^ Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 88-7742-221-1. 

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