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Charlemagne, le prince à cheval (original title)
Young Charlemagns is placed on the Frankish throne in the middle of the 8th Century A.D. Despite having many powerful enemies he slowly unites the nations of Western Europe and rebuilds civilization on the ruins of the Roman Empire.






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Series cast summary:
Christian Brendel Christian Brendel ...  Charlemagne 2 episodes, 1994
Anny Duperey ...  La reine Berthe / ... 2 episodes, 1994
Gilles Gaston-Dreyfus Gilles Gaston-Dreyfus ...  Eginhard 2 episodes, 1994
Paolo Bonacelli ...  Vitale 2 episodes, 1994
Vanni Corbellini Vanni Corbellini ...  Ganelon 2 episodes, 1994
Valentine Varela Valentine Varela ...  Luitpergue 2 episodes, 1994
Cris Campion ...  Pépin le Bossu 2 episodes, 1994
François D'Aubigny François D'Aubigny ...  Gilbert 2 episodes, 1994
Pier Luigi Misasi Pier Luigi Misasi ...  Pascalis 2 episodes, 1994
Frank Finlay ...  Alcuin de York 2 episodes, 1994
Peter Sattmann Peter Sattmann ...  Tassilon 2 episodes, 1994
Helmut Griem ...  Widukind 2 episodes, 1994
Sergio Fantoni ...  Pape Hadrien 2 episodes, 1994
Iván Kamarás ...  Prince Pippin 2 episodes, 1994


Young Charles is placed on the Frankish throne in the middle of the 8th Century A.D. Despite having many powerful enemies he slowly unites the nations of Western Europe and rebuilds civilization on the ruins of the Roman Empire. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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28 February 1993 (France) See more »

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Charlemagne See more »

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(3 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Must be reissued on DVD! ;was on 5 VHS tapes
7 November 2005 | by theorbo1See all my reviews

Not only was Helmut Griem excellent as Wiederkund, but Lino Capolicchio excels as "little" Pope Leo III !

When I originally saw this in 1994, I right-away saw in Capolicchio as "little Leo", our Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger...who is now of course our Pope Benedict XVI....Incredible, but that was my first impression!!!

Dark Aeges, HAH! Seeing this will make you yearn to know more about Fr.Alcuin of York (played by Frank Finlay), the greatness of "Karl derGrosse" (Christian Brendel) and the tragedy of Roland (Xavier duLac). It shows the conversion of the Germanic Tribes, their humility, and the splendour of European history. Beautifully acted, beautifully written, and inspirationally Catholic!

You will take the whole "epic" to heart indeed!

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