In the Name of the Sovereign People

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]

In the Name of the Sovereign People
Directed byLuigi Magni
Produced byTitanus
Written byLuigi Magni
StarringNino Manfredi, Jacques Perrin, Alberto Sordi, Elena Sofia Ricci, Luca Barbareschi
Music byNicola Piovani
CinematographyGiuseppe Lanci
Edited byRuggero Mastroianni
Release date
Running time
110 min
LanguageItalian, Roman dialect

Plot summary

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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