Il mestiere delle armi
He was a living myth, fought over by princes for his great experience in the profession of arms.
He loves life. And in turn, he is favoured by chance and by women.
He has no thought of death. And yet, he already belongs to death, which fills him with illusions, hiding from him, only to take him unawares.
He was ruined by the introduction of firearms. It will strike him from behind his back.
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Ermanno Olmi
Written by: Ermanno Olmi
Produced by: Alexander Metodiev
Cinematography: Fabio Olmi
Editing: Paolo Cottignola
Production Design: Luigi Marchione
Costume Design: Francesca Sartori
Make-Up & Hair: Giulio Pezza
Original Score: Fabio Vacchi
Main Cast: Hristo Jivkov (Giovanni de' Medici), Sergio Grammatico (Federico Gonzaga), Dimitar Ratchkov (Luc'Antonio Cuppano), Fabio Giubbani (Matteo Cusastro)
Nominations and Awards
- European Director 2001
- European Cinematographer – Prix Carlo Di Palma 2001
- EFA Feature Film Selection 2001