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Don Bosco (1988)

This film depicts the life of Saint John Bosco (1815 - 1888). He dedicated his life to rescuing abandoned and exploited street children in Turin. He was the founder of the Salesian order, ... See full summary »

Director:

Leandro Castellani

Writers:

Corrado Biggi (dialogue adaptation for dubbing), Silvano Buzzo (screenplay) | 4 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Gazzara ... Don Bosco
Patsy Kensit ... Lina
Karl Zinny ... Giuseppe
Laurent Terzieff ... Mons. Gastaldi
Piera Degli Esposti ... Lina's mother
Philippe Leroy ... Leone XIII
Raymond Pellegrin ... Pio IX
Edmund Purdom ... Urbano Rattazzi
Pier Luigi Misasi Pier Luigi Misasi ... Don Cagliero / Don Provera
Rik Battaglia ... Michele Cavour
Leopoldo Trieste ... Don Borel
Aldo E. Castellani Aldo E. Castellani ... Aldo, the little cobbler
Silvano Tranquilli ... Nobile Piemontese
Luca Lionello ... Don Rua
Egidio Termine Egidio Termine ... Agitatore antigovernativo
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Storyline

This film depicts the life of Saint John Bosco (1815 - 1888). He dedicated his life to rescuing abandoned and exploited street children in Turin. He was the founder of the Salesian order, which today runs schools and vocational centres about the world. Don Bosco strives against official obstruction in Church and State to establish his refuges. Escaping an assassination attempt, he goes to Rome, where the Pope endorses his work. He dies with his work complete.

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Genres:

Biography | History

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

30 September 1988 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Don Bosco - Az ifjúság atyja és mestere See more »

Filming Locations:

Italy

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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After Pope John Paul II saw the film, he asked to meet Patsy Kensit. See more »

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