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Ferdinando and Carolina

1999

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  • Lina Wertmüller's comic biopic (1999) about King Ferdinando I of Naples is characteristically overstylized, with plenty of effects (zooms, colored lighting, circular camera movements) that catch the eye but add little to one's understanding of the story. The movie is also characteristically vulgar, focusing on the king's naughty pranks, sexual escapades, and gastrointestinal problems at the expense of the political and historical contexts in which he lived.