Rugantino (film)

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Rugantino
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Directed by Pasquale Festa Campanile
Written by Pasquale Festa Campanile, Sergio Corbucci, Enrico Oldoini, Pietro Garinei, Sandro Giovannini, Massimo Franciosa
Starring Adriano Celentano, Claudia Mori, Elio Pandolfi, Alvaro Vitali, Paolo Stoppa
Music by Armando Trovajoli
Cinematography Gastone Di Giovanni
Edited by Mario Morra
Release date
1973
Running time
110 min
Country Italy
Language Italian

Rugantino is a 1973 Italian comedy film directed by Pasquale Festa Campanile.

It is based on the stage musical with the same name by Pietro Garinei and Sandro Giovannini.[1][2]

Plot summary[edit]

Rome, 1800. Rugantino is a fool in love that rages eternal, though he is very unlucky in love stories and fruitful occasions. In fact he is denounced for trying to rob the elderly uncle of inheritance, apparently believed in the end of life, then Rugantino is beaten and sentenced to public torture of a squire. In fact Rugantino is in love with his young wife Rosetta, and this is the main character more than once, after having served the sentence, persecuted by justice and by the criminals. Rosetta however seems to love Rugantino, given his innocence and his ineptitude, but the young man, when he is accused of murder of an important lord of Rome, is sentenced to death. His fate is sealed, and after spending a few weeks in jail, Rugantino is beheaded.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN 8876059695. 
  2. ^ Andrea Pergolari. Verso la commedia: momenti del cinema di Steno, Salce, Festa Campanile. Firenze libri, 2002. 

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