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Padre Pio (2000)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  17 April 2000 (Italy)
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The poor Italian peasant boy Francesco already has visions of Jesus and Mary as a child, but the Devil visits him too. He, Francesco, is quite certain that he will become a priest. After ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Padre Pio da Pietrelcina / Francesco Forgione
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Visitatore / The Inquisitor
Lorenza Indovina ...
Cleonice
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Emanuele Brunatto
Flavio Insinna ...
Padre Paolino
Raffaele Castria ...
Padre Agostino
Anita Zagaria ...
Mamma Peppa - Pio's Mother
Adolfo Lastretti ...
Padre Raffaele
Andrea Buscemi ...
Superiore
Renato Marchetti ...
Padre Pellegrino
Pietro Biondi ...
Alto Prelato
Gianni Bonagura ...
Padre Benedetto
Severino Saltarelli ...
Satan
Franco Trevisi ...
Monsignor Gagliardi
Fabio Bussotti ...
Brother Camillo
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The poor Italian peasant boy Francesco already has visions of Jesus and Mary as a child, but the Devil visits him too. He, Francesco, is quite certain that he will become a priest. After entering the Capuchin Order it becomes clear that Padre Pio (his new name) has powers which can not be explained rationally: he heals the sick, knows the names, problems and future of complete strangers. His prophesies the then unknown young Karol Wojtyla that he will become Pope one day. Padre Pio's charity and extatic prayers make an great impression on the people. In 1918 the Wounds of Christ appear on his hands and feet- Padre Pio carries the stigmata. His followers multiply, and the cult that grows up arround him makes his holy order and the Vatican uneasy. Many within the church consider him to be an hysteric or a trickster, since he only shows his wounds the one time when they first appeared. Padre Pio suffers reprisals, he is no longer allowed to carry out his role as a priest. The ordinary ... Written by Anonymous

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The Priest Who Bore the Wounds of Christ

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Exceptional production values for a made-for-TV
1 May 2000 | by (Potters Bar, England) – See all my reviews

Hard to believe that this was a made-for-TV; I watched it in Italy at its first showing, where it attracted a huge Italian audience. Even if you are not a Catholic, or have little knowledge of Italian, the film's production values are outstanding; beautiful photography and evocation of the Italian countryside; outstanding performance from the film's star, who achieves an uncanny resemblence to the real Padre Pio. Over-long in its made-for-TV form, but some of the film's longeurs could be cut to bring it down to a normal length for a cinema release, which must come in Italy following the film's huge TV success. One to watch out for if it comes your way.


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