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Francesco (1989)

PG-13  |   |  Biography, Drama, History  |  22 March 1989 (Italy)
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Docudrama about the life of St-Francis of Assisi

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Cast

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Andréa Ferréol ...
Francesco's Mother (as Andrea Ferreol)
Nikolaus Dutsch ...
Cardinal Colonna
Peter Berling ...
Hanns Zischler ...
Mario Adorf ...
Paolo Bonacelli ...
Fabio Bussotti ...
Leone
Riccardo De Torrebruna ...
Pietro Cattani
Matteo Corsini ...
Angelo (as Alekander Dubin)
Edward Farrelly ...
Egidio
Paolo Proietti ...
Pacifico
Paco Reconti ...
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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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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This is Liliana Cavani's second pass at the story of Francis of Assisi, having made a film about him in 1966. See more »

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Version of Francis of Assisi (1961) See more »

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I Don't Think This is the Original Cut
10 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was an editor at a facility in the late 80's early 90's that did a cut-down version of the original film. I think this is the version in circulation today. The guys who did the cut-down were less concerned with continuity than they were at getting it in to their desired length.

That being said, it is still a pretty good film. When you mention that Mickey Rourke is Saint Francis to most people you get an interesting look, but I think he did a good job with the roll, maybe a bit over the top at times, but still watchable. Helena Bonham Carter was great as Clare. If you get a chance to see this film, by all means, check it out.


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