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Movies shot in Abruzzo

Thanks to its landscape variety and the perfect preservation of many historical villages, Abruzzo has been chosen as a perfect setting for a lot of movies since a long time ago.

Among movies filmed in Abruzzo, some international ones:
LadyHawke starring a gorgeus Michelle Pfeiffer (Rocca Calascio e Campo Imperatore – 1985);
King David by Bruce Beresford starring  Richard Gere (Campo Imperatore – 1985);
The name of the Rose by Jean Jaques Annaud starring Sean Connery (Campo Imperatore 1986);
The Bride’s Journey (Il viaggio della sposa) by Sergio Rubini (Campo Felice – Lucoli – 1997)
The American, starring George Clooney (Sulmona, Castel del Monte – 2010)

and many Italian fanous movies:
Il ritorno di Don Camillo (Don Camillo is back – partially shooted in Rocca di Cambio – 1953)
La strada (The Road) by Federico Fellini (Ovindoli and Rocca di Mezzo – 1954);
The wolves (Uomini e Lupi) starring Silvana Mangano and Yves Montand (Scanno and Pescasseroli – 1957);
Serafino by Pietro Germi starring Adriano Celentano (1968);
the Italian western They Call Me Trinity (Lo chiamavano Trinità) and Trinity is Still My Name (…continuavano a chiamarlo Trinità) starring Bud SpencerandTerence Hill (Campo Imperatore – 1970 e 1971);
Milarepa by Liliana Cavani (Corfinio e Raiano – 1974);
The Desert of the Tartars (Il Deserto dei Tartari) starring Vittorio Gassman and Philippe Noiret (Campo Imperatore – 1976);
Il cappotto di legno by Gianni Manera (Celano -1981);
The Mass is Ended (La messa è finita) by Nanni Moretti (Barrea – 1985);
Parenti Serpenti (known also as Dearest Relatives, Poisonous Relations) by Mario Monicelli (1992, Sulmona)
A pure formality (Una pura formalità) by Giuseppe Tornatore, starring Gérard Depardieu and Roman Polansky  (Santo Stefano di Sessanio – 1994)
La Guerra degli Antò
by Riccardo Milani (Pescara and Montesilvano – 1999);
Breads and Tulips (Pane e Tulipani) by Silvio Soldini (Pescara – 2000);
…and many more…

 

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