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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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This Movie is a 10
13 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an honest movie about a Catholic saint who had more than his share of run-ins with the hierarchy of the Catholic Church. Some of those run-ins were justified, in that the Church always treats supernatural experiences with great suspicion because of the possibility of fraud or even demonic influence. Some of them were the result of basic human pride and jealously.

But the movie is realistic and even-handed in its depictions of the members of the Church, and Padre Pio would have been the last to suggest that the Church was evil because people in it are evil.

Padre Pio was a remarkable person who was given remarkable gifts by God. This movie does him proud. The acting is phenomenal, the scenery exquisite, and the soundtrack is very moving. I wish they did more movies like this in Hollywood, but maybe they can't, their budgets are too big and they are fixated on profits instead of telling a stories.


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