One of John Paul II's favourite movies was " The Shoes of the Fisherman ", which was directed by Michael Anderson, who would direct this adaptation of his 27 year old script. See more
The weight of these gold rings is not the weight of metal, but the proper weight of man. Man's own weight. Yes, the proper weight of man. It's the weight of constant gravity, riveted to a short flight. Freedom and frenzy trapped in a tangle. And in that tangle, in that weight which at the same time is heavy and intangible, there is love - love which springs from freedom, like water from a rift in the earth. So tell me, my young friend, what is the proper weight of man?
I don't know.
Man is not ...