1 online resource (streaming video file) (104 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
In 1526, the 28-year-old Giovanni de' Medici, knight of the noble art of war, was captain of the Papal army in the campaign against Charles V's Lanschenets. He was a living myth, fought over by princes for his great experience in the PROFESSION OF ARMS. Smiled on by fortune and desired by women, he was ruined by the introduction of firearms. A young man's death is a curse against fate; often it reveals the stupidity of human behavior.
2 videodiscs (182 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Archduke Rudolph, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, begins a fateful affair with the Baroness Mary Vetsera. She, along with the other women who influenced his life, paint the revealing portrait of an empire unable to adapt to modern times.