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The Nonexistent Knight

Il Cavaliere Inesistente

Directed by Pino Zac
Italy, 1971
Animation, Fantasy, Comedy


This is an allegorical fantasy novel by Italo Calvino, published in Italian in1959. The tale explores questions of identity, integration with society, and virtue through the adventures of a medieval knight who exemplifies chivalry, piety, and faithfulness but exists only as an empty suit of armour.

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The Nonexistent Knight Directed by Pino Zac

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