Claire and Francis
Year: 2007
Format: Miniseries 2x100'
Genre: Drama
Language: English, Italian
Co-production: Rai Fiction, Lux Vide Spa, Rai Trade
Claire and Francis
Assisi, 1198.
On one side there is Francis, the playful son of the rich merchant Bernardone.
On the other side Claire. She is very shy and afraid for the destiny of her family, exiled from Assisi in the time of the bourgeois revolt against aristocracy. Francis is one of the leader of the revolt.
When the insurgents are defeated she meets him: he's chained. This is their very first meeting.
5 years later their families want them to marry: Bernardone wants to be linked with the aristocracy and Claire's family is aiming at the richness of the merchant. It's their second meeting.
This could be the start of a love story but destiny had something different in store.
Their love story is the greatest love story ever told.
Francesco: Ettore Bassi
Chiara: Mary Petruolo
Illuminato: Gabriele Cirilli
Pietro di Bernardone: Lando Buzzanca
Pica: Angela Molina
Ortolana: Antonella Fattori
Cardinale Pelagio: Luca Biagini
Bernardo: Fabrizio Bucci
Padre Pietro: Fabio Cavilli
Elia: Ignazio Oliva
Egidio: Diego Casale
Monaldo: Ivano Marescotti
Director: Fabrizio Costa
Producer: Luca Bernabei
Rai Producer: Fania Petrocchi
Chief Story Editor: Saverio D'Ercole
Story Editor: Sabina Marabini
General Manager: Niccolò Forte
Cinematographer: Giovanni Galasso
Art direction: Antonino Formica
Costume designer: Enrica Biscossi
Make-up: Franco Napoli
Special effects: Massimo Ciaraglia
Casting: Teresa Razzauti
Photographer: Moris Puccio
Executive Producer: Daniele Passani