Rugantino (film)

Rugantino is a 1973 Italian comedy film directed by Pasquale Festa Campanile.

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Directed byPasquale Festa Campanile
Written byPasquale Festa Campanile, Sergio Corbucci, Enrico Oldoini, Pietro Garinei, Sandro Giovannini, Massimo Franciosa
StarringAdriano Celentano, Claudia Mori, Elio Pandolfi, Alvaro Vitali, Paolo Stoppa
CinematographyGastone Di Giovanni
Edited byMario Morra
Music byArmando Trovajoli
Release date
Running time
110 min

It is based on the stage musical with the same name by Pietro Garinei and Sandro Giovannini.[1][2]

Plot summaryEdit

Rome, 1800. Rugantino is a fool in love that rages eternal, though he is very unlucky in love stories and fruitful occasions. In fact, he is denounced for trying to rob the elderly uncle of his inheritance, apparently believing that he's dying and Rugantino sentenced to public torture of a squire. Rugantino is in love with young married Rosetta, whom she appears to love because of his innocence and ineptitude. The young man is then accused of murdering a Roman nobleman and sentenced to death. His fate is sealed, and after spending a few days in jail, Rugantino is beheaded.



  1. ^ Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN 8876059695.
  2. ^ Andrea Pergolari. Verso la commedia: momenti del cinema di Steno, Salce, Festa Campanile. Firenze libri, 2002.

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