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E venne un uomo (1965)

Based on the diary Pope John XXIII kept between the ages of 14 and 18, his lifelong concern for tolerance, the underprivileged, and world peace is told. Rod Steiger, in the central role, ... See full summary »

Director:

Ermanno Olmi

Writers:

Pope John XXIII (book) (as Angelo Roncalli), Ermanno Olmi (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Rod Steiger ... The Intermediary
Adolfo Celi ... Msgr. Radini Tedeschi
Giorgo Fortunato Giorgo Fortunato ... Segretario del nunzio Roncalli
Ottone Candiani Ottone Candiani ... Il prete peccatore di Venezia
Alfonso Orlando Alfonso Orlando ... Il parrroco
Alberto Rossi Alberto Rossi ... Angelo Roncalli - Age 7
Giovanni Rossi Giovanni Rossi ... Angelo Roncalli - Age 10 (as Giovannio Rossi)
Fabrisio Rossi Fabrisio Rossi ... Angelo Roncalli - Age 4
Pietro Germi ... Pontiff's Father
Rita Bertocchi Rita Bertocchi ... Pontiff's Mother
Antonio Bertocchi Antonio Bertocchi ... Uncle Xavier
Antonio Ruttigni Antonio Ruttigni ... Don Pietro, parrocco di Carviso
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Storyline

Based on the diary Pope John XXIII kept between the ages of 14 and 18, his lifelong concern for tolerance, the underprivileged, and world peace is told. Rod Steiger, in the central role, acts as "intermediary" between the Pope and the audience, interpreting John's words, thoughts and actions. Steiger visits the actual places in which John lived, recreating the conditions, environment, and forces that affected his development. Through this unusual technique, we are brought close to an extraordinary man - one who's able to win the love of many people of all faiths. Written by alfiehitchie

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religion | See All (1) »

Taglines:

The priest who was born a peasant and died a pope. Whose warmth and sincerity won the hearts of all men. See more »

Genres:

Biography

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Details

Country:

UK | Italy

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

19 November 1965 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

And There Came a Man See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 46023 delivered on 19-11-1965. See more »

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