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Francesco (1989)

Docudrama about the life of St-Francis of Assisi

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Cast

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Francesco's Mother (as Andrea Ferreol)
Nikolaus Dutsch ...
Cardinal Colonna
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Fabio Bussotti ...
Leone
Riccardo De Torrebruna ...
Pietro Cattani
Matteo Corsini ...
Angelo (as Alekander Dubin)
Edward Farrelly ...
Egidio
Paolo Proietti ...
Pacifico
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Rufino
Diego Ribon ...
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Storyline

The life of St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) as related by followers who gather after his death to tell stories so that Leone can record them: a privileged and virile youth, a prisoner of war, an heir who turns away from his father and gives all to the poor, a beggar for others, and an inspiration to friends who accept the Gospels' life of poverty. He seeks the Pope's blessing, and he endures persecution at the hands of the family of Chiara Offreduccio (1194-1253), who becomes St. Clare. Many join the order he has established and then rebel at his expectations. In near despair - and ill - he writes a Rule to take to the Pope; then, the Lord sends him a message. He dies smiling. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for nudity | See all certifications »

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22 March 1989 (Italy)  »

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St. Francis of Assisi  »

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DEM 22,000,000 (estimated)
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Selected by the Vatican in the "religion" category of its list of 45 "great films." See more »

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Version of Francesco, giullare di Dio (1950) See more »

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Surprised at Rourke's performance
7 September 2002 | by (Winnipeg) – See all my reviews

I was surprised to see that Mickey Rourke did this movie. He does a lot of B movies. His performance was done very well. He can be a good actor when he applies himself. He just does not know how to pick good roles. The story was interesting. It tells the life of St. Francis of Assissi. It was very inspiritual. It is interesting to see how this sect of monks came to be. 7/10


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