Giordano Bruno (1973)

# 14692 IMDb

Giordano Bruno (1973

By Giuliano Montaldo

Biography, Drama, History (1h 55min)

Italy Italy, France France

Rating: 7.3 after 629 votes on 21-Oct-18.

2 nominations


Flying from his enemies in the Catholic Church, the free thinking philosopher, poet and scientist Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) has found some protection in Venice. But the Roman Inquisition, fearing his influence in Europe, wants to bring him on trial for 'heresy'.

Popular faces

Giuliano Montaldo (director) Gian Maria Volontè Hans Christian Blech Mathieu Carrière Renato Scarpa Massimo Foschi Hans Caninenberg Charlotte Rampling


From the same director



Lucio De Caro (writer), Giuliano Montaldo (writer)

Produced by

Leo Pescarolo (executive producer (as Leonardo Pescarolo)), Carlo Ponti (producer)


IMDb Comment

An exquisite movie. I saw it two days ago and many of its images are still popping out in my mind. Other commentaries explain much better the story of Giordano Bruno that I could ever try to attempt, so I will only point out the magnificence of the interiors with frescos on every surface, with multicolored intarsio marble floors (The Vatican with the most exquisite and amazingly luxurious interior decorations ever dreamt by human minds --Titans of the visual effects to bring out the pathos in the viewer --believer--in this case).

The appalling beauty of the Catholic Church prelates costumes (Armani, Oscar de la Renta, eat your hearts out!), their jewels, their tiaras, their gloves... My, my! The preciousness of the visuals in this movie reminded me of the movie "L'Innocente" ("The Innocent") by Visconti, equally jaded and ultra sophisticated with its exquisite details of costumes, jewelry and interiors.

A surprising fashion show within a very serious picture! Volontè does an incredible job in his creation of Giordano Bruno, and everybody else in the cast is excellent. The script superb, as superb is the director. Only for grown ups (not because of obscenity, but because the concepts exposed in the lengthy dialogs are not easily digested by feeble minds).


2 nominations 
Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

Other titles

Джордано Бруно (Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)) • Giordano Bruno (Chile) • Der Mönch von San Dominico (West Germany) • Giordano Bruno - Der Ketzer muss brennen (West Germany (video title))



Argentina:13 / West Germany:16



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