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The Profession of Arms

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Original title
Il mestiere delle armi
Running time
105 min.
Italy Italy
Ermanno Olmi
Fabio Vacchi
Fabio Olmi
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Co-production France-Italy-Germany-Bulgari; Cinemaundici / Rai Cinema / Studio Canal / Taurus Produktion / Boyana Film / Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali (MiBAC) / Eurimages
Drama. Adventure | Historical. 16th Century
Synopsis / Plot
The history of the first victim of modern artillery and its moving agony, amidst conspiracies and betrayals of the powerful. Life and death of Giovanni De' Medici, a young brave captain in the war of Charles V against the Pope, in the first half of 1500.
2001: David di Donatello Awards: 9 awards, including Best Film
2001: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
2001: European Film Awards: Nominated for Best Director & Cinematography
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