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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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Beto
Virginia Méndez ...
Carmen
Mario Silva ...
Valvulina
Virginia Ruiz ...
Silvia
Nelson Lence ...
Meleyo
Henry De Leon ...
Nacente
Jose Arce ...
Tica
Rosario Dos Santos ...
Teresa
Hugo Blandamuro ...
Tartamudo
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Esposa
Wilson Alvez ...
Tomasito
Carlos Andrade
Brandon Antuna ...
Nino
Baltasar Burgos ...
Capitan Alvarez
Yonatan Da Silva ...
Liccal
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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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It deserves to be seen... but open your mind first.
13 October 2007 | by (Uruguay) – See all my reviews

If you are looking for effects, heroes and such, don't watch it. If you watch movies as a thread of facts, or scenes, you'll never understand a movie like this. But if you open your mind enough to understand what poverty does to the characters; their broken dreams, their lack of material goods, their lack of education, food, etc., and read carefully each one of the subtle (and not so subtle sometimes) messages about honesty, friendship and family values, and how strong those values can be, you'll find you are watching a little jewel; surprisingly, non-pro actors almost outperform pro actors, thus making a very fresh and simple film, very natural. A message goes to church: it seems church doesn't care about poor people but only when is good marketing; feeding kids in poor countries (just an example, not related with the film) may be of great impact, but getting involved with problems and faith of people seems not to be important at all. That doesn't means stop feeding kids; that means not making a display of richness each time a country is visited, cause seems that the church laughs at people's poverty and suffering. I guess that's why so many of us in Uruguay believe in god, but doesn't trust the church as an institution anymore. Press credibility is at stake too. My personal opinion from now on: the message is clear.. the flame of values is still alive. Don't let it die, cause only values will keep us alive as big family.


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