Film details

Alternative titles

  • The EXILE OF COSIMO Alternative


Part one. Fifteenth-century Florence, and the death of Giovanni de Bicci, creator of the Medici Fortunes and defender of republican institutions, unleashes ancient rivalries with the Florentine oligarchies. Giovanni's son, Cosimo the Elder, who inherits the family bank, attempts to legislate against the power of the rival dynasties, but is finally vanquished by them. Narrowly escaping execution, Cosimo is sentenced to ten year's exile in Venice.

Cast & Credits

Latest from the BFI

  • Latest from the BFI

    Latest news, features and opinion.

More information

Films, TV and people

  • Films, TV and people

    Film lists and highlights from BFI Player.

More information

Sight & Sound magazine

  • Sight & Sound magazine

    Reviews, interviews and features from the international film magazine.

More information

Back to the top