Hearts and Armour
|Hearts and Armour|
|Directed by||Giacomo Battiato|
|Music by||David A. Hughes|
|Edited by||Ruggero Mastroianni|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
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.
The film was generally panned by critics, but appreciated on its visual side. The Sydney Morning Herald wrote "The settings are sensational, the costumes are magnificent. The story, on the other hand, is almost non-existent". Hearts and Armour won the David di Donatello for Best Costumes.
- Rick Edwards as Rolando
- Zeudi Araya as Marfisa
- Barbara De Rossi as Bradamante
- Ronn Moss as Ruggiero
- Leigh McCloskey as Rinaldo
- Maurizio Nichetti as Atlante
- Giovanni Visentin as Gano
- Tanya Roberts as Isabella
- Tony Vogel as Ferraù
- Lina Sastri as Maga
- Lucien Bruchon as Aquilante
- Alfredo Bini as King Cristiano
- Pier Luigi Conti (Al Cliver) as Selvaggio
- Donald Beecher; Massimo Ciavolella; Roberto Fedi. Ariosto Today: Contemporary Perspectives. University of Toronto Press, 2003. ISBN 0802029671.
- "I Paladini di Battiato combattono in splendenti armature senz'anima". La Stampa. Nov 25, 1983. p. 21.
- Susie Eisenhuth (Nov 27, 1983). "Medieval romp silly, but a visual wow". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
- Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 88-7742-221-1.
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