By Cosima Spender

  • Genre: Cosima Spender
  • Release Date: 2015-09-25
  • Advisory Rating: 12
  • Runtime: 1h 31min
  • Director: Cosima Spender
  • iTunes Price: GBP 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 3.49
From 17 Ratings


The Palio is the oldest horse race in the world, and turns the Italian city of Siena into a high-stakes battleground of strategy, intrigue, and simmering machismo. In the eye of the storm stand the jockeys – adored if they succeed, despised if they fail. "Palio" follows the legendary maestro Gigi Bruschelli, winner of 13 races and master of the intrigues that surround the Palio, and his former protégé Giovanni Atzeni, a handsome young contender driven by a fearless passion to become number one. This heart-racing new film exposes the notoriously closed world of this ancient race and the larger-than-life personalities of those involved in an epic and cinematic tale of Italian life in microcosm.




  • Best thing I've seen in the last few years!

    By Kneafsdown
    I went to see this at the Cinema and I was a bit sceptical as I know nothing about horses or the Palio- but it was fantastic! I was gripped from the start and I've just bought it on here as I want to watch it again! Highly recommended
  • Italy defined

    By nhickson
    Its all Italy
  • Palio

    By Genie out of the bottle.
    Already done for real on Discovery, much better and of course real!
  • Perfect gem of a film!

    By Rezaso
    One of those rare documentary finds that becomes a must see...