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Padre Pio (2000)

The poor Italian peasant boy Francesco already has visions of Jesus and Mary as a child, but the Devil visits him too. He, Francesco, is quite certain that he will become a priest. After ... See full summary »

Director:

Carlo Carlei

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Renzo Allegri (book), Carlo Carlei | 4 more credits »
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Sergio Castellitto ... Padre Pio da Pietrelcina / Francesco Forgione
Jürgen Prochnow ... Visitatore / The Inquisitor
Lorenza Indovina Lorenza Indovina ... Cleonice
Pierfrancesco Favino ... Emanuele Brunatto
Flavio Insinna Flavio Insinna ... Padre Paolino
Raffaele Castria Raffaele Castria ... Padre Agostino
Anita Zagaria Anita Zagaria ... Mamma Peppa - Pio's Mother
Adolfo Lastretti ... Padre Raffaele
Andrea Buscemi Andrea Buscemi ... Superiore
Renato Marchetti Renato Marchetti ... Padre Pellegrino
Pietro Biondi Pietro Biondi ... Alto Prelato
Gianni Bonagura Gianni Bonagura ... Padre Benedetto
Severino Saltarelli Severino Saltarelli ... Satan
Franco Trevisi ... Monsignor Gagliardi
Fabio Bussotti Fabio Bussotti ... Brother Camillo
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The poor Italian peasant boy Francesco already has visions of Jesus and Mary as a child, but the Devil visits him too. He, Francesco, is quite certain that he will become a priest. After entering the Capuchin Order it becomes clear that Padre Pio (his new name) has powers which can not be explained rationally: he heals the sick, knows the names, problems and future of complete strangers. His prophesies the then unknown young Karol Wojtyla that he will become Pope one day. Padre Pio's charity and extatic prayers make an great impression on the people. In 1918 the Wounds of Christ appear on his hands and feet- Padre Pio carries the stigmata. His followers multiply, and the cult that grows up arround him makes his holy order and the Vatican uneasy. Many within the church consider him to be an hysteric or a trickster, since he only shows his wounds the one time when they first appeared. Padre Pio suffers reprisals, he is no longer allowed to carry out his role as a priest. The ordinary ... Written by Anonymous

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The Priest Who Bore the Wounds of Christ

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right tone
2 August 2016 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

a simple story. its simplicity being the source of its force. one of the most influential figures of Romano - Catholic Church in the XX century. and admirable performance of Sergio Castellitto. the film is remarkable for the inspired balance between life of a monk who looking only to serve God and the step of sainthood. sure, many Italian religious films are good examples in this sense. but in the case of Pio of Pietrelcina the mission is real hard. because he has the chance to be one of the saints,not only as result of the life period, of our time.not only for the faith of believers but for rumors of controversies. and the science to give a realistic portrait, to expose events and gestures and facts as support for conclusions of the viewer is the basic virtue of film. a form of testimony about a Catholic servant of God, precise mix of dramatic moments and humor, small gestures and profound pain.a film like a lesson. about a man in the middle of church and people.


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Country:

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Language:

Italian

Release Date:

17 April 2000 (Italy) See more »

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Padre Pio: Miracle Man See more »

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