30 years of the sovereign’s life: from his youth to his engagements as a king, to his becoming aware thet he has unified Christian Europe.
Carlo is offered Saragozza’s throne, but it is his enemies’ trap. However, Saracens prevent Carlo from entering the town and force him to fall back.
To take revenge, his friend Orlando, set Pamplona city on fire, unleashing the anger of Basques who, during Roncesvalles’ battle kill all the Francs’ rearguard led by Orlando.
The king of Francs’ great merits towards christianity, leads him to be crown as Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, a solemn event takes place that in S.Peter Sudare on Christmas day of 800 year.
Format: Miniseries 3×100′
Co-production: Betafilm, France 2, France 3, Lux Film, Pathe Television and Rai
Average viewers: 6.640.000
Average share: 24.00%
|Carlo Magno||Christian Brendel|
|Orlando||Xavier Philippe Deluc|
|Papa Adriano||Sergio Fantoni|
|Papa Leone||Lino Capolicchio|
|Cardinale Vitale||Paolo Bonacelli|
|Eginardo||Gilles Gaston Dreyfus|
|Irene di Bisanzio||Corinne Touzet|
|Directed By||Clive Donner|
|Screenplay||Marcel Jullian, Jack Russel|
|Music Hugues||De Courson, Tomas Gubitsch|
|Costumes Designer||Maurizio Basile|
|Production Designer||Joszef Romvari|
|Director Of Photography||Elemer Ragalyi|
|Lux Vide Producer||Alessandro Jacchia|
|Executive Producer||Roberto Trionfera|
|Line Producer||Salvatore Morello|
|Delegate Producer||Janine Langlois-Glandi|
|Rai Producer||Roberta Cadringher|