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Pope Pius XII (2010)

Sotto il cielo di Roma (original title)
Papacy of Pius XII focusing on years during World War Two.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marco Foschi ...
Miguel Herz-Kestranek ...
Father Pankratius Pfeiffer
Ettore Bassi ...
Holger Daemgen ...
General Reiner Stahel
Mathias Herrmann ...
Obergruppenführer Karl Wolff
Andrea Tidona ...
Vincent Riotta ...
Dante Cimino
Nadia (as Margot Sikabonyi)
Hauptsturmführer Theodor Dannecker (as Ken Albert Duken)
Heinz Trixner ...
Ambassador Ernst von Weizsäcker
Fiorella Migliore ...
Pietro Ragusa ...
Professor Boni
Bianca Di Porto
Roberto Nobile ...
Jacopo Martini


Papacy of Pius XII focusing on years during World War Two.

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Release Date:

31 October 2010 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Pius XII.  »

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(2 episodes)


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When depicting the liberation of Rome by the Allies the troops are integrated, and the American flag has 50 stars. The flag used during WWII by the US had 48 stars. See more »

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The Pope on the horns of a dilemma -what could he do?
11 March 2013 | by (Aberdeen, WA) – See all my reviews

Regardless whether the acting and the special effects were scanty or not, the history depicted was fascinating and disturbing. Not many stories about this awful time are out there that I know of. The ruler of the Catholic Church v.s. the nazi madman. I thought the film did a good job of showing the Pope's agony over what to do. Besides the fear of Hitler's reprisals, the waffling and indecision among his own rank and file was clearly stated. The German soldiers may have been played over-the-top in their brutality and sinister doings, but how else to portray these thugs who sent thousands to their death. Even though these stories may be presented in less than a first-rate production, at least the folks that made this film brought to the screen a bit of history that needs oft to be repeated.

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