For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.
3.8
104 Ratings

The Profession of Arms

Il mestiere delle armi

Directed by Ermanno Olmi
Italy, 2001
Drama, Biography, Action

Synopsis

The history of the first victim of modern artillery and its moving agony, amidst conspiracies and betrayals of the powerful. Life and death of Giovanni De’ Medici, a young brave captain in the war of Charles V against the Pope, in the first half of 1500.

This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See what's now showing
The Profession of Arms Directed by Ermanno Olmi

Awards & Festivals

European Film Awards

2001 | 2 nominations including: European Director

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

2001 | 3 wins including: Best Cinematography

2001 | Nominee: Best Director

What are people saying?