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Karol, un uomo diventato Papa (2005)

The life of the pope John-Paul II, from his youth as a writer, actor, and athlete in war-torn occupied Poland to his election as Pope at the age of 58.

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The life of the pope John-Paul II, from his youth as a writer, actor, and athlete in war-torn occupied Poland to his election as Pope at the age of 58.

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15 August 2005 (USA)  »

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Karol: A Man Who Became Pope  »

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€10,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

When John Paul II returned to Poland for the first time after his election seven year old Piotr Adamczyk, who portrayed John Paul in the movie, was in the crowd. See more »

Quotes

Professor Wójcik: You pay for freedom with your whole being, that is why you will call freedom that which while paying for it helps you to know and control yourself over and over.
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Referenced in Och, Karol 2 (2011) See more »

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A beautiful recounting of the life of a saint
16 May 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I will buy this movie for my collection. Excellent special effects. Movie portrayals of all characters in this historic recounting of the life of the future Pope. No heroics, just a straight forward telling of an amazing story. A joint production, it is basic, and raw, without the polish of Hollywood. I was moved by this story. Some of the child actors were a bit "overdone" but the main characters played their roles well, and honestly. They involvement of the Polish and Italian filmmakers has ensured that this movie remained accurate, but not maudlin. Seeing this story makes me realize what a truly great man John Paul was.


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