France - Italia

124min - 35mm - 1.66 - Color - Drama

Original language :Italian


Marco Pauletti
Duilio Fontana


Director: Mario Brenta

Screenplay : Angelo Pasquini and Mario Brenta

Adapted from the novel by Dino Buzzati


Festivals & Awards

Cannes 1994 - Official selection - In competition

Barnabo of the mountains


a film by :Mario Brenta

The forest rangers spend their life guarding an isolated powder-magazine high amongst the screes, in the shadow of the sheer rock-faces. Barnabo is just over twenty when he joins the Forestry Service and the old Commander, Del Colle, looks on him as a son. The forest rangers lead a simple, humdrum existence and one day is very like another. the memory of the war and Darrio, possibly the bravest of them all, mysteriously killed by smugglers is still fresh in their minds. One day, Del Colle is also found shot. The murderers must be hunted down, The Commander avenged...

French Synopsis :

Barnabo, garde-forestier, passe le plus clair de son temps a monter la garde devant une poudriere. Lorsque son commandant est tue par les contrebandiers, Barnabo ne sait pas le venger et est chasse. Des annees plus tard, quand il aura enfin les contrebandiers dans sa ligne de mire, il ne pourra pas les tuer.


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