’O Re

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’O Re
Poster O Re.jpg
Directed by Luigi Magni
Produced by Giovanni Di Clemente
Written by Luigi Magni
Starring Giancarlo Giannini
Ornella Muti
Music by Nicola Piovani
Cinematography Franco Di Giacomo
Edited by Ruggero Mastroianni
Release date
Running time
95 min
Country Italy

’O Re (also known as The King of Naples) is a 1989 Italian historical commedia all'italiana film written and directed by Luigi Magni.[1][2] For his performance Carlo Croccolo won the David di Donatello for best supporting actor.[3] The film also won the David di Donatello and the Nastro d'Argento for best costumes.[3]


In 1862 in Naples, King Francis II of Bourbon is driven from his throne by the people, because the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte comes in Italy to conquer it. King Francesco retires to Rome with his wife Maria Sofia. The woman tries to recover the kingdom of Naples, supporting the uprising of young patriots, but Francesco is demoralized and has no intention of fighting. The king in fact closes in himself, expressing interest in the supernatural...



  1. ^ Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 2000. ISBN 887742429X.
  2. ^ Franco Montini, Piero Spila, Il mondo di Luigi Magni : avventure, sogni e disincanto. Rai Eri, 2000. ISBN 8839711341.
  3. ^ a b Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 8877422211.

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