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Mother Teresa: In the Name of God's Poor (1997)

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A story of Mother Teresa, beginning in Calcutta, India, where she faces adversity from every direction and where she lays the foundation for her crusade to help the poorest of the poor.

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Mother Superior
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Ravindra Randeniya ...
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Neil Daluwatte ...
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Sunil Hettiarachchi ...
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W. Jayasiri ...
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A story of Mother Teresa, beginning in Calcutta, India, where she faces adversity from every direction and where she lays the foundation for her crusade to help the poorest of the poor.

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The heart of a saint. The soul of a warrior. The story of a lifetime.

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A short glimpse at the challenges of Mother Teresa's legacy.
5 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although I do agree that this movie was a good attempt at capturing the spirit of Mother Teresa, I can't agree saying the movie was monotone and bland has any merit. Simply because when this movie was released, 1) it was made for TV and 2) it was released about a month after Mother Teresa's death. There was not enough information about her life nor her trials and struggles given to the public in order to make a long involved, detailed film. Now that she has been beautified by the Vatican under Pope John Paul II, more and more has been revealed from personal and spiritual confidants who have given a deeper insight as to who Mother Teresa really was and what she really had to do. There have been deeper, more detailed movies released about her life since then. This movie was created at a time when the world mourned, perhaps, its greatest and most loving figure of the 20th century. All the world wanted, at the time, was a glimpse of her life other than what they saw on television and in magazines.


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