The King's Jester

The King's Jester (Italian: Il re si diverte) is a 1941 Italian historical film directed by Mario Bonnard and starring Michel Simon, María Mercader and Rossano Brazzi. The film is an adaptation of the play Le roi s'amuse by Victor Hugo and uses music from Verdi's later opera Rigoletto.[1] It is set at the court of Francis I of France in the Sixteenth century.

The King's Jester
Directed byMario Bonnard
Written by
Starring
Music by
CinematographyUbaldo Arata
Edited byDolores Tamburini
Production
company
Distributed byScalera Film
Release date
  • 25 October 1941 (1941-10-25)
Running time
92 minutes
CountryItaly
LanguageItalian

Cast

References

  1. Fawkes p. 111

Bibliography

  • Fawkes, Richard (2000). Opera on Film. London: Duckworth. ISBN 978-0-7156-2943-7.
  • Klossner, Michael (2002). The Europe of 1500–1815 on Film and Television. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co. ISBN 978-0-7864-1223-5.
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