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Joseph of Cupertino, a simple young man thought by many in his village to be an idiot, is pressured to enter a monastery. He does so, and surprises everyone by passing the entrance exam to ... See full summary »

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Joseph of Cupertino, a simple young man thought by many in his village to be an idiot, is pressured to enter a monastery. He does so, and surprises everyone by passing the entrance exam to study for the priesthood. But this is only the first of many surprises from the man who would become Saint Joseph Cupertino. Written by Dan Navarro <daneldorado@yahoo.com>

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2 November 1962 (West Germany)  »

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Mother: They have thrown you out. They don't want you back because you are an idiot. You have been nothing but trouble since the day you got there - since the day you were born! What have you done this time? Tell me. Answer!
Mother: I broke a statue.
Mother: For breaking a little statue they throw you out like a dog?
Giuseppe: It wasn't little, it was big.
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A truly heartwarming inspiring movie....
23 May 2004 | by (La Palma , California) – See all my reviews

Well-acted by the lead characters. It's very touching in its simplicity and message . It's a perfectly done, you would want to see it over and over.Great cinematography that captures a believable atmosphere of the era. Maximillian Schell was perfect in his portrayal of this humble saint ,exuded innocence and charm . Lea Padovani who played Giuseppe's mother and Gobbo(Carlo Croccolo) are unforgettable characters that provided some of the movie's humor . And how can I forget the Antagonist ,Don Raspi (Ricardo Montalban) whose envy was never a hurdle to Giuseppe . its so good . so original . Just plain good! I wish people made more movies like this . Good movies is like a dying art .


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