GenreComedy, History ScreenplayLuigi Magni CountryItaly
Release date1971 (1971) WriterLuigi Magni (screenplay), Luigi Magni (story) Initial releaseSeptember 10, 1971 (Italy) CastMarcello Mastroianni, Silvana Mangano, Vittorio Gassman, Ruggero Mastroianni, Turi Ferro, Woody Strode Similar moviesRelated Luigi Magni movies
Scipio the African (Italian: Scipione detto anche l'Africano "Scipio, also called the African") is a 1971 Italian comedy film directed by Luigi Magni.
Years after the Second Punic War, Scipio Africanus finds himself generally unliked, despite his defeat of Hannibal, many years earlier. He and his brother, Scipio Asiaticus, are accused by Marcus Porcius Cato of the theft of 500 talents intended for Rome. As his friends and loved ones abandon him, Scipio finds life after war not as easy as he thought it would be.