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In Competition – Feature Films

IL PRINCIPE DI HOMBURG DI HEINRICH VON KLEIST

Directed by : Marco BELLOCCHIO

     Country : ITALY

Length : 89 minutes

Synopsis

One night in the Palace's garden, the Prince of Homburg - Commander of the German cavalry during the Thirty Years war against Swedes - braids a crown of laurel; he seems awake but he is actually asleep. The Elector, his wife and the princess Natalia happen upon him. The Elector seizes the crown from his hands. The following day, the Prince - fascinated by the sight of Natalia - listens inattentively to the military orders. On the field of battle he desobeys them. He is sentenced to death and plaids for his life. The Elector grants him clemency on one condition: that he asks for it publicly. The Prince's dilemna leads him to choose death. During the execution, the Prince is once again in the Palace's garden and, like in a dream, the royal family surrounds him while Natalia lays the laurel c

Credits

Marco BELLOCCHIO - Script / Dialogue

Marco BELLOCCHIO - Director

Giuseppe LANCI - Cinematography

Carlo CRIVELLI - Music

Francesca CALVELLI - Film Editor

Giantito BURCHIELLARO - Set decorator

Casting

Anita LAURENZI - L'Electrice

Andrea DI STEFANO - Le Prince de Hombourg

Barbora BOBULOVA - Natalia

Bruno CORAZZARI - Kottwitz

Fabio CAMILLI - Hohenzollern

Toni BERTORELLI - L'Electeur

Photos

Film poster © DR

In Competition – Feature Films 1997

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