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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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Miguel Herz-Kestranek ...
Father Pankratius Pfeiffer
Ettore Bassi ...
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Holger Daemgen ...
General Reiner Stahel
Mathias Herrmann ...
Obergruppenführer Karl Wolff
Andrea Tidona ...
Armando
Vincent Riotta ...
Dante Cimino
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Nadia (as Margot Sikabonyi)
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Hauptsturmführer Theodor Dannecker (as Ken Albert Duken)
Heinz Trixner ...
Ambassador Ernst von Weizsäcker
Fiorella Migliore ...
Lia
Pietro Ragusa ...
Professor Boni
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Bianca Di Porto
Roberto Nobile ...
Jacopo Martini
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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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Completely ahistorical movie
10 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I give this film 3 stars only because it has a fairly well-dramatized screenplay, even though the story is utterly wrong in the way it portrays what Pius actually DID. There's lots of good (and recent) historical research that exposes Pius's unpious approach to dealing with Hitler. The director and writers of this film should have done some homework.

Or maybe that's what they did NOT want to do? Maybe this film is a conscious propaganda effort seeking to whitewash the church's failure to oppose fascism. Pius not only did not oppose Hitler, he was in league with Mussolini! There's new research documenting that, too.

All in all, I would say that this film is little more than a feel-good P.R. film for the Catholic Church. Take it for what it is.


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