Flying from his enemies in the Catholic Church, the free thinking philosopher, poet and scientist Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) has found some protection in Venice. But the Roman Inquisition, fearing his influence in Europe, wants to bring him on trial for ‘heresy’.
Director: Giuliano Montaldo.
Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Hans Christian Blech, Mathieu Carrière, Renato Scarpa, Giuseppe Maffioli, Charlotte Rampling, Mark Burns, Massimo Foschi.
Awesome. Thank you.
Good stuff, Jon. Still uncovering these gems! Much praise!
Sumptuous rendering of the last part of Bruno’s life. However, I can’t understand why the director flinched from portraying the full brutality of Bruno’s death. By all accounts he was famously burned at the stake naked and upside-down. Nevertheless, we still see plenty of the ruthlessness of the inquisition and the viciousness he was treated with simply for being a free thinker.
Thank you. Great movie. After more than 400 years humankind is still the same,… very little evolution.. today Giordano would not be burnt but neither understood.
Thanks a lot!