France - Italia
124min - 35mm - 1.66 - Color - Drama
Original language :Italian
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
BARNABO DELLE MONTAGNE
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...
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.