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The Cave of the Golden Rose (1991)

Fantaghirò (original title)
During archery in a wood Princess Fantaghiro is discovered by the hostile king's son Romualdo. He is able to take a short look at her before she can escape and immediately falls in love ... See full summary »

Director:

Lamberto Bava

Writers:

Francesca Melandri (story and screenplay), Gianni Romoli (story and screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alessandra Martines ... Fantaghirò
Mario Adorf ... The King
Kim Rossi Stuart ... Romualdo
Ángela Molina ... The White Witch / The White Knight (as Angela Molina)
Jean-Pierre Cassel ... The General
Luciano Manzalini Luciano Manzalini ... Soothsayer (as The Ruggeri Twins)
Eraldo Turra Eraldo Turra ... Soothsayer (as The Ruggeri Twins)
Stefano Davanzati Stefano Davanzati ... Cataldo
Tomás Valík Tomás Valík ... Ivaldo (as Tomas Valik)
Ornella Marcucci Ornella Marcucci ... Catherine
Katerina Brozová ... Carolyn (as Katerina Brozova)
Lenka Kubálková Lenka Kubálková ... Carolyn as a child (as Lenka Kubalkova)
Philip Licman Philip Licman ... Chamberlain
Stanislava Bartosová Stanislava Bartosová ... Governess (as Stanislava Bortosova)
Jan Morávek Jan Morávek ... Fire Thrower (as Jan Moravec)
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Storyline

During archery in a wood Princess Fantaghiro is discovered by the hostile king's son Romualdo. He is able to take a short look at her before she can escape and immediately falls in love with the unknown beauty. When Romulado challenges her father for a duel to end the bloody war between their people Fantaghiro is send out to fight him due to a prophecy. As Romualdo sees her dressed as a man he believes to recognize his beloved. So he tries everything to discover wether she is a man or a woman and prevent the duel. Fantaghiro starts to fall in love with him, too, but her sense of duty is strong. Will love bring them together or will it end as a tragedy? Written by Matthias Scheler <tron@lyssa.owl.de>

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Genres:

Fantasy | Romance

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

22 December 1991 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Cave of the Golden Rose See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

ITL5,000,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

ANFRI S.r.l., Reteitalia See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts)

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Romualdo: Why are you smiling?
Fantaghiro: I've never kissed a knight before.
Romualdo: Well, neither have I.
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Connections

Followed by The Cave of the Golden Rose 5 (1996) See more »

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Quiet excellence
19 October 2012 | by BluDiMadoSee all my reviews

From a technical point of view, it is not one of the greatest movies. It is a movie for nostalgic fable lovers. The actors are great, especially Alessandra Martines (just check out the last scene).

And of course Romualdo, played by Kim Rossi Stuart has been every girl's fantasy for the last two decades. (!) Interesting, too, is that the actors are all from different countries. I would give the movie a 10/10 for the story/idea, 10/10 for the characters/development, 10/10 the actors, 10/10 for the scenery, 9/10 to director Lamberto Bava (it would be too much to say , that he's perfect too, just because I like his movies), 7/10 technology (it's the 90ies/small budget).


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