Day of the Siege
- 2 hr
This panoramic historical drama recounts the role of St. Marco d'Aviano, a reclusive, mild mannered Catholic monk and local healer, who reportedly assisted several miraculous recoveries of sick people in Italy during the Renaissance, in the defense of the City of Vienna from Turkish troops led by a charismatic young Grand Vizier. The Ottoman Empire sent a large army to lay siege to the poorly defended city of Vienna, expecting to capture the city easily and then advance towards Rome. The events that followed surprised many people. The movie highlights some sharp differences between Christian and Islamic belief systems.