The inspiring principle of the adaptation of the novel by R. L. Stevenson "The Black Arrow" for Tv is to shift the conflict of the War of the Two Roses from England to Tirolo, at the border between Italy and Germany, where the conflict between the Pope and the Empire takes place in the same years. This is the transition period in which Middle Age - embodied in the tyrannical feudatory Raniero von Rottemburg - gives way to Modern times - represented by Cusano and his Court. The main theme of the novel is that one cannot fight against evil by doing evil. The protagonists of our series will come to understand that the aim does not justify the means and that justice has to replace revenge. The Black Arrow is a Bildungsroman about growth and love in wartime: at the end of the 15th century the nobles connected to the Asburgo's Court fight against those related to the Church and to its spiritual master Nicolo Cusano - Nikolaus von Kues - bishop of Bressanone.
Runtime: 90 minutes
La Freccia nera - Luca Calvani - Netflix
Luca Calvani (born 7 August 1974) is an Italian actor. Calvani was born in Prato, Tuscany, Italy. Luca was a model during his teen years, working with top names in the world of fashion, including Giorgio Armani. Spent his twenties in New York City, where he first studied acting with Ron Stetson then with Susan Batson. Among his American TV roles, the HBO series Sex and the City (2001) where he starred opposite Alan Cumming and Sarah Jessica Parker, and as the villain Dante on CBS TV's daytime drama As the World Turns. In Europe, he worked in theatre, TV and film, among them Ferzan Özpetek's award-winning His Secret Life a.k.a. Le Fate Ignoranti. Calvani is trilingual, he speaks French and English in addition to his native Italian. In 2007 he shot Il Commissario Manara directed by Davide Marengo for the Italian network Raiuno. He co-starred as Enzo Calvini opposite Clive Owen in Tom Tykwer's movie The International and the upcoming Italian TV series Questo è Amore directed by Riccardo Milani opposite Stefania Rocca.
La Freccia nera - Television - Netflix
The Bold and the Beautiful, (2012, 2013) Il commissario Manara, (miniseries) directed by Davide Marengo (2008) Un posto al sole, (2007) Cotti e mangiati, directed by Franco Bertini (2006) La freccia nera, directed by Fabrizio Costa (2006) Carabinieri 4, directed by Raffaele Mertes (2005) Quarto piano scala a destra, directed by Michele Truglia - Luca Calvani (2004) As the World Turns, various directors (2001) Sex and the City - Episode: The Real Me, directed by Michael Patrick King (2001) Distretto di polizia, directed by Renato De Maria (2000) Effetto Sabato, a talk show on Rai Uno (2008–2009)