Marcellino

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1991
  • Running time: 97 min
A heart-warming story set in the 16th century. It is wartime and the friars of a humble monastery find a baby on the doorsteps of a home in ruins. They lovingly raise the baby and name him Marcellino. When he turns 6 years old, a wealthy count sees... read more

A heart-warming story set in the 16th century. It is wartime and the friars of a humble monastery find a baby on the doorsteps of a home in ruins. They lovingly raise the baby and name him Marcellino. When he turns 6 years old, a wealthy count sees him & believes him to be his lost son, born to his beloved late wife, so the count & his new wife take Marcellino home to live with them. While the count’s home offers luxury, it lacks warmth and the comfort of a loving mother which Marcellino so desires. When the count’s expectations of the boy contradict his tender nature Marcellino runs away to seek the comfort of his gentle friars. A search for the boy ensues and a very sick Marcellino is later found by the friars. Fearing that the count’s men will discover Marcellino has returned to the monastery, the friars hide him in a loft with a large crucifix. While recovering, a miracle occurs as Marcellino finds comfort and a “special friend” in the man on the crucifix – the man who ultimately gives him the desire of his heart.

Original Release

12/19/1991

Cast

Didier Benureau Frate Ilario / Friar Ilario
Nicolo Paolucci Marcellino
Sergio Bini Bustric Frate Giocondo / Friar Giocondo
Alberto Cracco Frate Eusebio / Brother Eusebio
Thierry Nenez Frate Portinaio / Friar Caretaker
Fernando Fernán Gómez Il priore / The prior
Ernesto Lama Frate Campanaro / Brother Campanaro
Lucio Romero Frate Filippo / Brother Philip
Francesco Scali Frate Girolamo / Brother Jerome
Francesco Siciliano Il pittore / The painter
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Luigi Comencini

Writers

Luigi Comencini, Ennio De Concini, José María Sánchez Silva

Cast

Didier Benureau Frate Ilario / Friar Ilario
Nicolo Paolucci Marcellino
Sergio Bini Bustric Frate Giocondo / Friar Giocondo
Alberto Cracco Frate Eusebio / Brother Eusebio
Thierry Nenez Frate Portinaio / Friar Caretaker
Fernando Fernán Gómez Il priore / The prior
Ernesto Lama Frate Campanaro / Brother Campanaro
Lucio Romero Frate Filippo / Brother Philip
Francesco Scali Frate Girolamo / Brother Jerome
Francesco Siciliano Il pittore / The painter
Yves Verhoeven Frate Teodoro / Brother Theodore
Roberto Herlitzka Il precettore
Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu Il conte
Alfredo Landa Frate Pappina / Brother Pappina
Ida Di Benedetto La contessa
Teresa Checa Martínez 1e Contadina Natale
Kewin Colomaloni Manuel
Quentin de Fouchécour 1 Contadino mercato
Claudia Desideri Marcellino neonato
Sergio Forcina Armigero

Producers

Mario Cotone Executive Producer

Editors

Rafael de la Cueva, Sergio Buzi

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