Ferdinando I, re di Napoli

Ferdinando I, re di Napoli is a 1959 Italian comedy film directed by Gianni Franciolini.[1]

Ferdinando I, re di Napoli
Film poster
Directed byGianni Franciolini
Written byPasquale Festa Campanile
Massimo Franciosa
Produced bySilvio Clementelli
StarringPeppino De Filippo
Eduardo De Filippo
Nino Taranto
Titina De Filippo
CinematographyMario Montuori
Edited byMario Serandrei
Music byAngelo Francesco Lavagnino
Distributed byTitanus
Release date
  • 22 December 1959 (1959-12-22)
Running time
105 minutes

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Naples, 1806. The king Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies is frowned upon by the people, especially the comic theatrical Pulcinella, which continually delivers hard sermons, earning a reputation among the Neapolitans. Ferdinand one day gets angry and does condemn to death Pulcinella, while every night the king masquerades himself as populate with a false name, having fun in the taverns. Pulcinella unmasks him and invokes the rebellion of the people of Naples, that never comes. However, the cruelty of Ferdinand stops when Napoleon Bonaparte arrives in Italy. While the Neapolitans celebrate (false) freedom, Ferdinand makes a noble disguise his coachman while he wears populate dresses, and runs away from the city.

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References edit

  1. ^ "The Complete Index To World Film: Ferdinando I, re di Napoli". CITWF.com. Retrieved 22 March 2009.

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