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Her heart found the forgotten, her faith found a way.
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Olivia Hussey ... Mother Teresa
Sebastiano Somma ... Father Serrano

Ingrid Rubio ... Virginia / Agnese
Michael Mendl ... Van Exem
Guillermo Ayesa ... Perier

Emily Hamilton ... Anna

Neil Stuke ... Kline
Valéria Cavalli ... Drana Boiaxhiu

Nimmi Harasgama ... Sister Celes
Hannah McBride ... Julie
Carlo Cartier ... Surgeon
Azzurra Antonacci ... Gonxha - 18 years old
Guido Roncalli ... Official

Philip Jackson ... Logan
Tom Alter ... Forster (as Thomas Beach Alter)
Kenneth Desai ... Dr. Gupta

Laura Morante ... Madre Du Cenacle
Antonia Frering ... Sister Stephanie
Benito Gennaro ... Doctor
Andrea Lovisato ... Oslo Counsellor
Franco Korosec ... Oslo Ministry (as Franko Korosec)
Egle Patané ... Gonxha - Young Mother Teresa (as Egle Patane')
Maurizio Repetto ... Head Phisycian Assistant
Massimo Rinaldi ... Pope Paul VI
Luciano Roffi ... Monsignor Landi
Giorgio Tamarro ... Security Man Oslo (as Giorgio Tamaro)
Prasannajith Abesuriya ... Amhir (as Prasannajith Abeysuriy)
Peter Almeida ... Architet Soumitra
Daya Alwis ... Kaligath Owner
Navina Alwis ... Nadi
Nandun Attanayake ... Aloke
Arun Dias Banarayake ... Government Officer (as Arun Dias Bandaranayake)
Cyril Dharmawardhana ... Emergency Driver (as Cyril Dharmawardena)
Satischandra Edirisinghe ... Sikh Government Inspector (as Sathischandra Edirisinghe)
Franklin De Souza ... Sikh Government Inspector
Kaushalaya Fernando ... Air India Clerk (as Kaushalya Fernando)
Nadika Gunasekera ... Architect Soumitra Secretary (as Nadeeka Gunasekera)
Gnananga Gunawardhana ... Old Doctor (as Gnananga Gunawardena)
Edward Gunawardhana ... Real Estate Agent (as Edward Gunawardena)
Sunil Hettiarachchi ... Sales Man
Anthony Lordon ... Sikh Scholar
Dinindu Jagoda ... Atul
Reginald Jayamanne ... Vashu Gardener
Veena Jayakody ... Anouar Inspector
Hansamala Janaki ... Woman In Labour
Joackim Johansson ... Andrew
Nadee Kammellaweera ... Amrita (as Nadie Kammellaweera)
Ariyawansa Kulathilak ... Young Sales Man
Chamara Madusanka ... Taji
Nilanthi Wijesinghe ... Charu Ma (as Nilanthi Munasinghe)
Lesley Paranawithana ... Indian Guru
G.R. Perera ... Gomes (as GR Perera)
K.A. Milton Perera ... Old Patna Man (as Milton Perera)
Ravindra Randeniya ... Shankar Inspector
Prageeth Sanjeeva ... Ramath (as Prageeth Sanjeewa)
Upali Silva ... Nath
Umali Thilakarathna ... Maggy
Jennifer Tickele ... Elisabeth
S. Visvanathan ... Air India Director
Wijerathna Warakagoda ... Doctor Ravi (as Wijeratne Warakagoda)
Sangeetha Weeraratne ... Francisca
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Enzo De Caro ... Nicholas (uncredited)

India Eisley ... English Girl (uncredited)
Morgane Slemp ... Silvia (uncredited)
Ivan Venini ... Jesus (uncredited)

Directed by
Fabrizio Costa 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Massimo Cerofolini 
Francesco Scardamaglia 

Produced by
Luca Bernabei .... producer
Matilde Bernabei .... producer
Carlo Boserman .... producer
Michael Cowan .... executive producer: MIP
Pietro Dioni .... executive producer: MIP
Pete Maggi .... producer
Anselmo Parrinello .... executive producer: MIP
Jason Piette .... executive producer
Corrado Trionfera .... line producer
Irene Masiello .... supervising producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Guy Farley 
Cinematography by
Giovanni Galasso 
Film Editing by
Sean Barton 
Alessandro Lucidi 
Casting by
Joyce Gallie 
Sally Osoba 
Simona Tartaglia 
Cornelia von Braun 
Production Design by
Francesco Bronzi 
Art Direction by
Errol Kelly 
Set Decoration by
Lal Harindranath 
Costume Design by
Fulvia Amendolia 
Makeup Department
Jana Carboni .... makeup artist
Walter Cossu .... special makeup effects artist
Giancarlo De Leonardis .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Lylie Almeida .... production manager (as Lylie Almedia)
Franco Casellato .... post-production supervisor
Ainsley De Silva .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matteo Albano .... second assistant director
Art Department
Davide De Stefano .... assistant production designer
Sound Department
Paolo Amici .... sound effects editor
Neil Collymore .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Cook .... sound supervisor
Tony Currie .... supervising dialogue adr editor
Marco Giacomelli .... sound editor
Frederic Gibert .... assistant sound supervisor
Licio Marcos de Oliveira .... sound mixer
Daniele Quadroli .... sound effects editor
David Quadroli .... sound effects editor
Fabrizio Quadroli .... sound effects editor
Sanjay .... adr looping
James Seddon .... dolby consultant
Sanjay .... adr looping (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Stefano Marinoni .... visual effects supervisor
Alex Ongaro .... visual effects
Francesco Spadoni .... visual effects (digital restoration)
Camera and Electrical Department
Alessio Bramucci .... best boy electric
Stanislao Galasso .... gaffer
Ernesto Natoli .... camera operator
Casting Department
Joyce Gallie .... casting: UK
Sally Osoba .... casting: UK
Morley Perera .... extras casting: Sri Lanka
Simona Tartaglia .... casting: Italy
Cornelia von Braun .... casting: Germany
Nimal Wijesiri .... extras casting: Sri Lanka
Editorial Department
Valentina Mariani .... assistant editor
Music Department
Guy Farley .... orchestrator
Goffredo Gibellini .... score mix engineer
Christopher Slaski .... orchestrator: score
Other crew
Barbara Ancarani .... production coordinator
Jay Benedict .... adr voice artist: Father Serrano
Tim Bentinck .... adr voice artist: Forster
Giovanni Capetta .... story editor
Saverio D'Ercole .... story editor
Gopi Darmaratnam .... production accountant
Tom George .... adr voice artist: Ahmir
Ève Karpf .... adr voice artist: Virginia (as Eve Karpf)
Sally Kinghorn .... adr voice artist: Drana
Antonella Margheriti .... script supervisor
Mary Kay McCoy .... dialogue coach: Ingrid Rubio
Alfredo Miserocchi .... production assistant
Mark Thompson-Ashworth .... dialogue coach (as Mark Ashworth)
Roberto Almagià .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"Madre Teresa" - Spain (original title)
"Mother Teresa of Calcutta" - International (English title) (cut version)
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Italy:180 min | USA:110 min | Japan:116 min | Argentina:115 min
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Referenced in En la Tierra de la Alegría (2013)See more »


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9 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Could have been so much better, 30 April 2005
Author: Stephen Hitchings from Sydney, Australia

Making a film about a religious figure is a perilous enterprise, particularly if the person involved is still alive or recently dead, and even more so when she is one of the outstanding personalities of the twentieth century.

Happily this movie has managed to steer very effectively between the opposing dangers of cynicism and over-the-top enthusiasm which are the hallmarks of most religious movies. They have stuck very firmly to the facts, while allowing the personality of Mother Teresa to shine through, effectively revealing her powerful faith, her amazing strength, her heroic charity and self-sacrifice, but also her moments of doubt, weakness and vulnerability.

There are few really great religious movies. This could have been one of them.

The production is superb, the direction and the acting excellent, and Olivia Hussey does a magnificent job in a very difficult role. What spoils it is the structure: a series of excellent parts which do not really make a very coherent whole. The producers have tried to do too much, to include too many incidents, and as a result the storyline is sadly lacking in continuity.

I see from the IMDb notes that the Italian running time is 180 minutes, almost 40% longer than the English language version. Perhaps the problem lies with the editing, and the longer version does a much better job. All I can say is that they should have opted for doing some bits of Mother Teresa's story extremely well rather than attempting the whole thing and botching it.

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