St. Michael Had a Rooster

St. Michael Had a Rooster
Directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
Produced by Giuliani G. De Negri
Written by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
Starring Giulio Brogi
Renato Scarpa
Music by Benedetto Ghiglia
Cinematography Mario Masini
Edited by Roberto Perpignani
Release dates
  • 1972 (1972)
Country Italy
Language Italian

St. Michael Had a Rooster (Italian: San Michele aveva un gallo) is a 1972 Italian drama film directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani. It is an adaptation of Tolstoy's novel The Divine and the Human.[1]

The film was described as "A charming fable about the political and existential conflict between utopian socialism and scientific socialism, between two ways of understanding the revolution, the anarchist one and the Marxist one".[2]

The film was selected for the Quinzaine des Realisateurs in the 1972 Cannes Film Festival.[3]


See also


  1. Pier Marco De Santi. I film di Paolo e Vittorio Taviani. Gremese Editore, 1988.
  2. Morando Morandini. Il Morandini - Dizionario dei Film 2000. Zanichelli, 1999.
  3. Pierre-Henri Deleau. Les Réalisateurs de la Quinzaine. Quinzaine, 1988.
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