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The Devil's Advocate (1977)

Des Teufels Advokat (original title)
A high ranking RC priest finds out he has terminal cancer. His faith is tested when faced with imminent death. At the same time he is asked to travel to a remote village in the south of ... See full summary »

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Monsignor Blaise Meredith (as Sir John Mills)
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Anne - Contessa di Sanctis
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Dr. Aldo Meyer
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Nina Sanduzzi
Daniel Massey ...
Black
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Giacomo Nerone
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Father Anselmo
Patrick Mower ...
Il Lupo
Romolo Valli ...
Cardinal Marotta
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Bishop Aurelio
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Paolo
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Vatican Doctor
Winni Riva
Hartmut Solinger ...
German Captain
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A high ranking RC priest finds out he has terminal cancer. His faith is tested when faced with imminent death. At the same time he is asked to travel to a remote village in the south of Italy to investigate a mysterious individual, Giacomo Nerone, who has been named as a possible "saint" because he is said to have performed miracles. Before the RC Church proclaim his to be a saint, someone has to play the "devil's advocate": investigate his life and make a case why he should NOT be a saint. The priest begins his investigations by talking to a number of people who have actually met him. He discovers his real name was "James Black". He was a British soldier who had become detached from the British Army (during WW2) and was hiding in this village in war-torn Italy. He began a relationship with a local woman... Written by Vittor

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27 October 1977 (West Germany)  »

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El abogado del diablo  »

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This was one of many projects from the 1960's and 1970s which were intended as a starring vehicle for Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. See more »

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An intriguing story of miracles
9 March 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A high ranking RC priest finds out he has terminal cancer. His faith is tested when faced with imminent death. At the same time he is asked to travel to a remote village in the south of Italy to investigate a mysterious individual, Giacomo Nerone, who has been named as a possible "saint" because he is said to have performed miracles. Before the RC Church proclaim his to be a saint, someone has to play the "devil's advocate": investigate his life and make a case why he should NOT be a saint. The priest begins his investigations by talking to a number of people who have actually met him. He discovers his real name was "James Black". He was a British soldier who had become detached from the British Army (during WW2) and was hiding in this village in war-torn Italy. He began a relationship with a local woman... I found this film poetic and intriguing although difficult to accept unless you happen to be a practising RC.


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