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The Pope's Toilet (2007)
"El baño del Papa" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  8 April 2009 (USA)
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A small South American village is in a flurry over the Pope's 1988 visit.

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Virginia Méndez ...
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Mario Silva ...
Valvulina
Virginia Ruiz ...
Silvia
Nelson Lence ...
Meleyo
Henry De Leon ...
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Rosario Dos Santos ...
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Hugo Blandamuro ...
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Tomasito
Carlos Andrade
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Nino
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Yonatan Da Silva ...
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In Melo, a poor Uruguayan country village near the Brazilian border, several men earn their living from contraband, mostly transported on bicycles. One of them, Beto, is getting too old for heavy freights but hopes to earn a motorbike. The idea is to build and charge money for the use of a proper lavatory at the occasion of the first-ever papal visit to Uruguay, as His Holiness is expected to pass trough Melo where he may be cheered by hordes of Catholic Brazilians. Written by KGF Vissers

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25 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very moving and very real...

Shows a life of poverty and hopelessness. They showed in their own way how it is to be desperate and hopeless in that scene, I felt like I was the guy with the toilet bowl...because I'm always taking the opportunities but what if the opportunity comes and goes by and there is still no hope? They tried to take an opportunity to make money because many people would be in the area but it didn't work out the way they thought. I'm successful in other peoples eyes but in my own self I feel like I just starting out and this movie portrayed what I feel, I related to it very well. This is my opinion...


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