This is an episodic Italian comedy, which follows the Quixotic adventures of the gentle and extremely naive character, Brancaleone (Vittorio Gassman). Set in the middle ages, we first see Brancaleone on a quest for the Holy Grail. As his adventures proceed, he picks up an entourage including a dwarf, an endangered witch, and a masochist who emits cries of delight when Brancaleone kicks him. The film pokes gentle fun at the Papacy, and the main portion of the story features the clueless knight's involvement in a conflict between rival Popes Clement and Gregory.
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