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Henry IV (1984)





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This Italian version of +Henry IV is based on the Luigi Pirandello play rather than Shakespeare's historical work. Moreover, the Henry depicted herein is not the English king, but the 11th-century Holy Roman emperor. In addition, central character Marcello Mastroianni doesn't play emperor Henry, but instead a contemporary man of wealth who thinks he's Henry. Also, Mastroianni's delusion is not a delusion, but a subterfuge. Well, we told you it was based on a Pirandello play, so enter ye and leave all sanity behind.
PG-13 (nudity)
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Leopoldo Trieste
as Psychiatrist
Latou Chardons
as Young Matilda/Frida
Paolo Bonacelli
as Belcredi
Giuseppe Cederna
as Fino Pagliuca
Luciano Bartoli
as Young Henry IV
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Mastroianni's brilliant performance is the best reason to see the film.

Full Review… | March 29, 2006
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