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The Pope's Toilet (2007)

El baño del Papa (original title)
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A small South American village is in a flurry over the Pope's 1988 visit.
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Credited cast:
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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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrea Alvarez ...
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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Uruguay's Official Submission to the Best Foreign Language Film Category of the 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008). See more »

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Brilliant !!!
2 October 2007 | by (Uruguay) – See all my reviews

Melo is like this. The film shows the reality of this area of the country where very poor people have to do their best in order to survive. It is the reality of most of our peoples in Latin America. Their dreams and their daily struggle against poverty and frustration. The Pope's visit is a very good way to show what these people do every day to live a "decent" life. The direction, the actors, the natural scenery. everything is in its right place and all of us left the theater with the feeling that life is so and nobody can do anything to change the way thing are for them. Just one word to define it: Excellent.


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