In the Name of the Sovereign People

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In the Name of the Sovereign People
In nome del popolo sovrano.jpg
Directed by Luigi Magni
Produced by Titanus
Written by Luigi Magni
Starring Nino Manfredi, Jacques Perrin, Alberto Sordi, Elena Sofia Ricci, Luca Barbareschi
Music by Nicola Piovani
Cinematography Giuseppe Lanci
Edited by Ruggero Mastroianni
Release date
Running time
110 min
Country Italy
Language Italian, Roman dialect

In the Name of the Sovereign People (Italian: In nome del popolo sovrano) is a 1990 Italian historical comedy-drama film written and directed by Luigi Magni.[1][2] It won the David di Donatello for best costumes.[3]

Plot summary[edit]

The film is set in Rome in 1848 - 1849. Violent revolutionary uprisings by young liberals create havoc in the city, while the Church and the nobles do not care and think only of saving their property. The King of Italy for convenience supports the policy of the French emperor, intending himself to fight against Austria to regain the old domains to Italy many years ago. The First Italian War of Independence is lost and Roman patriots Angelo Brunetti and Giovanni Livraghi are shot with the condemnation of enemies of the Italian nobility and the king.



  1. ^ Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 2000. ISBN 8877424230.
  2. ^ Franco Montini, Piero Spila, Il mondo di Luigi Magni : avventure, sogni e disincanto. Rai Eri, 2000. ISBN 8839711341.
  3. ^ Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 8877422211.

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