MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 12,015 this week

St. Giuseppe Moscati: Doctor to the Poor (2007)
"Giuseppe Moscati: L'amore che guarisce" (original title)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography  |  1 November 2010 (Hungary)
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 146 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Add a Plot

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 29 Sep 2013
 
a list of 36 titles
created 17 Oct 2013
 
a list of 28 titles
created 15 Jan 2014
 
list image
a list of 43 titles
created 08 Apr 2014
 
a list of 152 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: St. Giuseppe Moscati: Doctor to the Poor (TV Movie 2007)

St. Giuseppe Moscati: Doctor to the Poor (TV Movie 2007) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of St. Giuseppe Moscati: Doctor to the Poor.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Turning Green (2005)
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Set in late 1970s Ireland, it tells the story of 16-year-old James Powers, an American who finds himself lost after his mother dies and he is forced to live with his three Irish aunts. ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Aimette, John G. Hofmann
Stars: Timothy Hutton, Alessandro Nivola, Colm Meaney
Crime | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

'Bonnie and Clyde' are reinvented in SCAVENGER KILLERS, where a charming judge and a hot criminal defense attorney go on a maniacal killing rampage. With bizarre, yet somehow believable, ... See full summary »

Director: Dylan Bank
Stars: Eric Roberts, Charles Durning, Robert Loggia
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Set four years after the first movie, Lin Xiao, Lily, Nan Xiang, and Ruby, confront opportunities and challenges as their school days come to an end.

Director: Jinming Guo
Stars: Mi Yang, Amber Kuo, Zhendong Ke
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Pain is universal. But so is hope. A story of hope and love across Mumbai and Barcelona; from India to the Mediterranean and all the way back.

Director: Maria Ripoll
Stars: Aina Clotet, Naby Dakhli, Nandita Das
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A social media Vblogger and his close friends find themselves the victims of an unending series of pranks after opening a mysterious package sent from an online friend, pranks that soon take a more sinister and deadly turn.

Director: Marcus Caballero
Stars: John Shepherd, Sara Shenair, Marcus Caballero
Spoiler (1998)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Roger Mason is a prisoner locked away in a futuristic fortress of a jail. Desperate to escape and see his daughter, he keeps making attempt after attempt to break free, but each one is ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Burr
Stars: Gary Daniels, Meg Foster, Bryan Genesse
Alive (2002)
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

After survivng his own execution, Tenshu choses to be subjected to the bizarre experiments of the prison officials.

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura
Stars: Hideo Sakaki, Ryô, Koyuki
Graduation (2007)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Four best friends plot to rob a bank during their high school graduation ceremony in order to help out one of the teen's sick relatives.

Director: Michael Mayer
Stars: Catherine L. Albers, Adam Arkin, Greg Benson
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A 155-year-old slave from the Civil War era seeks to live another year toward immortality by taking the life force of serial killers he murders while also having to kill the one person he loves.

Director: Edgar Michael Bravo
Stars: Phillip Gay, Marc Maynon, Katelynn Dubow
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Based on Gabriel García Márquez's novel, this is the unsettling story of 13-year-old noble Sierva and the dog bite that changes her life forever. Abandoned, displaced, in the midst of a ... See full summary »

Director: Hilda Hidalgo
Stars: Pablo Derqui, Eliza Triana, Jordi Dauder
Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

For Charles, video-games are a much needed escape from reality. But when virtual vixen Sophia leads him on a mysterious quest through the lovelorn lives of six New Yorkers, they will all ... See full summary »

Director: Myles Sorensen
Stars: Carolina Bartczak, Tyrone Dancy Jr., Mackenzie Davis
Chimères (2013)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

While on holidays in Romania with his girlfriend Livia, Alexandre is hit by a car. He is rushed to the hospital where he has to undergo a blood transfusion. On his return home he seems to ... See full summary »

Director: Olivier Beguin
Stars: Jasna Kohoutova, Yannick Rosset, Catriona MacColl
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Beppe Fiorello ...
Giuseppe Moscati (as Giuseppe Fiorello)
...
Elena Cajafa
Ettore Bassi ...
Giorgio Piromallo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Lucas
Carmine Battaglia ...
Aniello
Carmine Borrino ...
Umberto
Paola Casella ...
Cloe
...
De Lillo
Marco Gambino ...
Fascist
Emanuela Grimalda ...
Suor Helga
Antonella Stefanucci ...
Nina Moscati
Dario Tacconelli ...
Orlando
Giuseppe Zeno ...
Arcangelo
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Biography

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 November 2010 (Hungary)  »

Also Known As:

St. Giuseppe Moscati: Doctor to the Poor  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

€4,750,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A man that could never say No!, Incredibly touching right up-to the final moments
6 August 2012 | by (Adelaide, Australia) – See all my reviews

"Moscati: Doctor to the Poor" or better known in the original Italian title as "Giuseppe Moscati, L'amore che guarisce" translating to English; "Joseph Moscati, the love that heals". It is a wonderful well directed and filmed two part biographical mini series on the last twenty years of the life of Professor Joseph Moscati. I originally saw this miniseries in Paddingon, London in 2007 just after it was released, enticing me to travel abroad and visit his museum for the second time.

Giuseppe Moscati (born in Benevento Italy on July 25, 1880 and suddenly passed away in Naples on April 12, 1927) was a Professor of Medicine and Surgery, Physician, Scientific researcher, hero and also a pioneer in the field of biochemistry at the University of Naples circa 1903/1905. He also was one of pioneers to use CPR and for considering Insulin treatments for diabetes when his own mother had died from the disease. He came from a noble family that lived in luxury but instead chose to live life with extreme humility and devoted his services and altruism towards the underprivileged, poor families, poverty stricken children and orphans, often contributing from his own finances, eventually selling off most of his assets consisting of family heirloom collectible artwork and very valuable furniture. His home later became a daily refuge to dozens of queuing families, mostly destitute and desperate, seeking medical treatment where he refused payments, but instead also offered his own money for their medications. His philanthropy was also seen amongst the streets carrying large milk containers to the undernourished children living in the city slums. In 1906, during an earth tremor resulting from a small eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, he risked his own life in evacuating many patients from the hospital who were mainly elderly, paralytic and mentally ill, just moments before the building collapsed. This was well portrayed in this wonderful miniseries.

What I also liked about this miniseries is that it reached out to all audiences for general viewing without any strong religious endorsements which would be expected from any biographical movie of a Saint, as Professor Joseph Moscati was also canonized as a Saint by Pope John Paul II in 1987 for his life contributions in addition to the miracles he performed, his endless generosity and human compassion for fulfilling God's love. Whether you believe in Saints or not will not interfere with your appreciation for this miniseries just like appreciating a biography on Ghandi or even Einstein.

This miniseries also displays human nature with the betrayal from a colleague who Moscati had always helped as an undergraduate struggling with his studies right up to offering him a senior position at the hospital, but remained totally indifferent and tolerant towards him right until the very end. Moscati had experienced ridicule and patronizing gestures by this wealthy colleague that later became very successful and achieved high political connections. Some beautiful scenes of Naples and the sea can also be seen with historic scenes from the streets, including inside the princess' palace with great background music that reflect the emotions of the scenes. The museum in Naples also houses many of Moscati's personal belongings and relics, including train tickets used during his travels to London, Paris and Edinburgh which makes this miniseries more impacting on me. If you are ever privileged to visit Naples, then it would be a must for you to visit the museum if you appreciate this miniseries. The old saying that fact can be stranger than fiction is strongly seen here. You won't be disappointed!!


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?