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THE PRINCE'S MANUSCRIPT

by Roberto Andò

synopsis

Early '50s. A solitary, disappointed, proud and educated old man meets and becomes the teacher of an intelligent, clumsy, middle-class, young would-be writer. An intense working relationship starts: at first, they are drawn to one antoher, but at the end their liaison becomes quite conflictual.
The film is inspired by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's biography and by his meeting, in 1953, with Francesco Orlando. The latter, together with Gioacchino Lanza Tomasi, had the privilege to serve an intense apprenticeship with the Prince and, later in life, became an expert in French literature.

international title: The Prince's Manuscript
original title: Il manoscritto del principe
country: Italy
year: 2000
genre: fiction
directed by: Roberto Andò
film run: 106'
release date: IT 31/03/2000
screenplay: Roberto Andò, Salvatore Marcarelli
cast: Michel Bouquet, Jeanne Moreau, Paolo Briguglia, Giorgio Lupano, Laurent Terzieff, Massimo De Francovich, Leopoldo Trieste
cinematography by: Enrico Lucidi
film editing: Massimo Quaglia
art director: Giancarlo Muselli
costumes designer: Claudio Cordaro
music: Marco Betta
production: Sciarlò
backing: Direzione generale Cinema e audiovisivo del Ministero della Cultura DGCA-MIC (MiBACT)
distributor: Medusa Film
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