Barbarossa (film)

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Directed by Renzo Martinelli
Produced by Renzo Martinelli
Vlad Păunescu
Riccardo Pintus
Screenplay by Renzo Martinelli
Giorgio Schottler
Anna Samueli
Story by Renzo Martinelli
Giorgio Schottler
Starring Rutger Hauer
Raz Degan
F. Murray Abraham
Hristo Zhivkov
Music by Pivio and Aldo De Scalzi
Cinematography Fabio Cianchetti
Edited by Osvaldo Bargero
Martinelli Film Company International
Distributed by 01 Distribuzione
Release dates
  • 2 October 2009 (2009-10-02) (Milan premiere)
  • 9 October 2009 (2009-10-09) (Italy)
Running time
139 minutes
Country Italy
Language English
Budget €9,000,000
Box office €835,469

Barbarossa is a 2009 film set primarily in northern Italy during the late 12th century. Despite the film's title, Friedrich "Barbarossa" features only as a supporting character in this film, which is primarily concerned with the struggle of the Lombard League, who struggled to maintain independence from the Holy Roman Empire.

This film was co-written and directed by Renzo Martinelli. It has been released on DVD in the United States under the title Sword of War,[1][2] and elsewhere under the title Barbarossa: Siege Lord.



The production was filmed on locations in Romania, including Alba Iulia, Bucharest and Hunedoara.

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  1. ^ "Sword of war". The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Sword of war". NetFlix. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 

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