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Director  Ettore Scola
Music director  Armando Trovajoli
Language  Italian
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Adventure, Comedy, History
Country  Italy France
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Writer  Theophile Gautier, Furio Scarpelli
Release date  31 October 1990 (1990-10-31)
Screenplay  Ettore Scola, Furio Scarpelli
Cast  Massimo Troisi (Pulcinella), Ornella Muti (Serafina), Vincent Pérez (Baron de Sigognac), Emmanuelle Béart (Isabella), Jean-François Perrier (Matamore), Ciccio Ingrassia (Pietro, Sigognac's servant)
Similar movies  Related Ettore Scola movies

Captain Fracassa's Journey (Italian: Il viaggio di Capitan Fracassa) is a 1990 Italian comedy film directed by Ettore Scola. The film is based on the 1863 novel Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier. It was entered into the 41st Berlin International Film Festival.


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Captain Fracassas Journey movie scenes

The story takes place in France during 1600. A ramshackle theater company of Commedia dell'arte (Comedy of Art) is to roam vast and boundless territories to reach the court of Louis XIV. However, it remains stationary for days on a single place. In fact, a member of the company is seriously ill and so the actor who plays Punch (Troisi) tells how it all took place in a traveler who sees the bandwagon. The theater company recently was already going to visit the King of France that he might have better luck presenting their games and shows, but they ran into a storm. There, the members have seen a ruined castle and entered it, as we are in a servant (Ciccio Ingrassia) and his young master fallen: Baron Sigognac. The servant understands well that the young man would spend a useless life if he continued to live with him, and throws him out the next day with the company so that it can find the fortune. The young man struggles to acclimate to the new conditions imposed on him, but gradually get used to and make friends with almost all the funny members of the company who all have an interesting story to tell about their past.

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Sigognac will fall in love but also of Serafina, finding themselves in difficulty because of its poor conditions and fear of poverty also drag the baron, flees. Among cheerful evenings in villages to interpret and shows coarse farces and trouble with bandits in the woods, the company is in the court of the nobleman Bruyeres offering a satisfactory amount of money the company of the three girls to play shows just for him. That just happens during the evening also Sigognac, called in to replace a sick actor, must play a role. But the young man is totally inexperienced in the theater and its arrival on the scene is likely to drop all of the magical spell of the show. But the young unexpected jokes and also performs some carelessly tumbled by blowing up the audience in a roar of laughter. Now a new company was born in the theatrical mask that encloses together "Captain" and "Idiot Servant" Captain Fracassa. The success was immediate, but Sigognac will not be happy for long because that night he collides with a noble bearing violence to a girl of the company. Sigognac, paying appeal to his duties noble gentleman, a duel rival but proves to be more skilled than him and seriously injured. Below is a violent fever attacks the poor young man. Again here the beginning of the story: the members of the company, reduced to a few because of the death of some and neglect others, succeed with a last effort to reach Paris where staged their show with the Captain Fracassa. Fortunately, the performance of the Comedy of Art in France is a huge success and the actors become the courtiers of Louis.


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  • Vincent Perez as Baron of Sigognac
  • Emmanuelle Béart as Isabella
  • Massimo Troisi as Pulcinella
  • Ornella Muti as Serafina
  • Lauretta Masiero as Lady Leonarde
  • Toni Ucci as The tyrant
  • Massimo Wertmüller as Leandre
  • Jean-François Perrier as Matamore
  • Tosca D'Aquino as Zerbina
  • Giuseppe Cederna
  • Mariangela Giordano
  • Claudio Amendola as Agostino
  • Marco Messeri as Bruyeres
  • Ciccio Ingrassia as Pietro, Sigognac's servant
  • Remo Girone as Vallombrosa

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