Around the year 1500, the Italian priest Don Filippo Neri helps street kids and orphans in his poor little chapel. He is no clergyman by the book, but a true believer in terms good and bad ... See full summary »
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Enrico Maria Salerno,
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Around the year 1500, the Italian priest Don Filippo Neri helps street kids and orphans in his poor little chapel. He is no clergyman by the book, but a true believer in terms good and bad and he teaches this to his children. Neri is not very well-seen by the church and his only "friend" is the dry, humorless Ignatius De Loyola. But Neris real counterpart is the devil himself, working in endless incarnations in Neris direct neighborhood, trying to seduce his kids. His newest kid is the young thief Cirifischio, making a lot of problems. When Cirifischio has an argument with a young boy of a local aristocrat, the boy turns out to be a girl, the young Leonetta, some kind of a sex slave for her owner. Neri adopts her too, and the young people fall in love. 15 Years later, the devil is back and leads Cirifiscio onto a murder. Now lawless, the thief must flee Neri and leave Leonetta back. Neri does the best he can to save the thief's life, but does he have a chance against the fate? ... Written by
This movie is a treasured memory of my childhood. I was thrilled mostly by the musical scenes where Angelo Branduardi leads a chorus of kids into a splendid medieval tune called "Vanità di Vanità" - and this songs remains as one of the first songs I ever heard. Apart from the highly inspired music, this movie also has some very good performances by its leading actors, but on the other hand lacks on the technical and artistic side, maybe the result of a quick production and a hurried post-production. The storyline itself is also interesting, featuring some of the most important saints of Italian history (and telling the life of Saint Filippo Neri himself). I suggest it to those who appreciate good music, talented actor and a very naive portrait of 1500 Rome.
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