Monday, August 24, 2009

Alberto da Giussano and Barbarossa - Part I: Movie Trailer

Above is an eight minute trailer for the upcoming release of 'Barbarossa', a movie by Renzo Martinelli. "Barbarossa" ("redbeard") was the nickname for the ruthless Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I. Barbarossa invaded and fought numerous wars in the Po River region. One of the heroes of the opposition to him was Alberto da Giussano, a legendary Guelph warrior during the wars of the Lombard League against Barbarossa. His image is utilized by the Northern League party today. He is seen as the image of the warrior raising the sword to the sky, on the party's emblems. This new movie opens sometime in October in Italy, and probably will be released in the United States a month or two after that.

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