Il Cavaliere Inesistente (1970)

Genres - Adventure, Comedy  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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This Italian comedy is based on the novel Il Cavaliere Inesistente by Italo Calvino, and mixes live action with animation. The story concerns a "nonexistent" knight in the days of Charlemagne, who assists in fighting off the Turks (who nearly overran Europe). He is followed in his adventures by a squire, a loving female knight, and another "real" knight, who admires him and loves the female knight. The adventures are narrated by a nun, who is actually the female knight.

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bad-guy, damsel-in-distress, good-guy, invisibility, kidnapping, knight, legend [fable], maiden, swashbuckler