Director(s)Roberto Rossellini
Producer(s)Giuseppe Amato (associate), Angelo Rizzoli
Top GenresDrama, Historical
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Francesco, giullare di Dio (1950) was a Drama - Historical Film directed by Roberto Rossellini and produced by Giuseppe Amato and Angelo Rizzoli.

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The filmmakers wanted to donate something to the monks who acted in the film since they refused payment. According to Rossellini's daughter, he expected them to ask that the donation be something charitable - setting up a soup kitchen or the like. Instead, the monks surprised everyone by asking for fireworks. Rossellini saw to it that the town had an enormous, elaborate fireworks display that was the talk of the region for years.
The one who was called "Jester of the Lord" was Brother Juniper, Francis's disciple, not Francis himself as the Italian title erroneously indicates.
Roberto Rossellini and 'Ingrid Bergman' were involved in an highly publicized and strongly condemned love affair during the making of this film and Bergman was pregnant with Rosselini's child while married to another man. These circumstances in Rosselini's personal life made the shoot more difficult.
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