• Italy
  • 1973
  • 255 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • Italian
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Roberto Rossellini’s three-part The Age of the Medici is like a Renaissance painting come to life: a portrait of fifteenth-century Florence, ruled by the Medici political dynasty. With a lovely score from composer Manuel de Sica (son of Vittorio), this grand yet intimate work is a storybook conjuring of a way of life and thought.

Cast

Leon Battista Alberti Virginio Gazzolo
Cosimo de’ MediciMarcello Di Falco
Carlo degli AlbertiAdriano Amidei Migliano
Niccolo Di Cocco DonatiRoberto Bisacco
Niccolo CusanoUgo Cardea
Rinaldo degli AlbizziTom Felleghy

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By Tag GallagherDecember 25, 2008

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