Brother Sun, Sister Moon
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Brother Sun, Sister Moon

Year:
Duration:
Italy:135 min | UK:122 min | USA:121 min | Argentina:126 min
Genres:
Biography | Drama | History | War
IMDB rate:
7.2
Director:
Franco Zeffirelli
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination
Details
Country: Italy
Release Date: 1972-12-02
Filming Locations: Abbey of Sant' Antimo, Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
Cast
Actor
Character
Graham Faulkner
St. Francis of Assisi
Judi Bowker
Clare
Leigh Lawson
Bernardo
Kenneth Cranham
Paolo
Lee Montague
Pietro Di Bernardone
Valentina Cortese
Pica Di Bernardone
Alec Guinness
Pope Innocent III
Michael Feast
Silvestro
Nicholas Willatt
Giocondo
John Sharp
Bishop Guido
Adolfo Celi
Consul
Francesco Guerrieri
Deodato
Peter Firth
Fortunato Arena
Rossano Attrotico
Pierre Baldini
(as Piero Baldini)
Alfredo Bianchini
Prete
Aristide Caporale
Derelict
Massimo Foschi
Young spanish Cardinal
Carlo Hinterman
Guido Lollobrigida
Franca Mazzoni
Carlo Pisacane
San Damiano Priest
Gianni Pulone
Robert Rietty
Consul and others (voice)
Franca Sciutto
Renato Terra
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Trivia
According to Robin Askwith's memoirs, Askwith was cast in this but was fired.
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Film debut of Peter Firth.
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According to Franco Zeffirelli's autobiography, The Beatles were asked to appear in the film in the main roles but were unable due to scheduling conflicts. Zeffirelli also screen-tested Al Pacino for the role of Francesco but rejected him due to his theatrical overacting style.
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Goofs
Francis is shown part way down the roof line when he picks up the bird, but without walking any further, he is at the end of the roof when he lets it go.
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HH Pope Innocent III is depicted with a full beard; however, there are several contemporary portraits that show that he was clean shaven.
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Quotes
St. Francis of Assisi: When you wanted your wife to speak like you, why didn't you marry the thick headed butcher's daughter?
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Giacondo: Bernardo, how do you like your chicken? Leg or breast?
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Pietro Di Bernardone: Business is blooming, life is back to normal at last
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Faq
Q
Wasn't there another movie, a few decades earlier, about St. Francis: "Brother Sun, Sister Moon"...?
A
Yes, I think there was. It was in black and white.
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