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Our God's Brother (1997)

Painter Albert Chmielowski decides to devote his life to helping the homeless.

Director:

Krzysztof Zanussi

Writers:

Pope John Paul II (play) (as Karol Wojtyla), Boleslaw Taborski (translation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Wilson ... Adam Chmielowski, Brother Albert
Christoph Waltz ... Max, Maksymilian Gierymski
Wojciech Pszoniak ... The Stranger
Riccardo Cucciolla ... The Monk
Grazyna Szapolowska ... Helena Modrzejewska
Jerry Flynn Jerry Flynn ... Lucjan
Andrey Rudenskiy ... Stanislaw Witkiewicz (as Andrei Roudenski)
Maciej Orlos ... Jerzy
Jerzy Nowak ... Anthony
Krzysztof Kumor ... Wuj Józef
Tadeusz Bradecki ... Teolog
Andrzej Deskur ... Adam Chmielowski, young
Piotr Adamczyk ... Hubert
Krzysztof Janczar ... Wiktor
Andrzej Zarnecki ... Ms. Helen's husband
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Storyline

Painter Albert Chmielowski decides to devote his life to helping the homeless.

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

Poland

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 June 1997 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

A mi Urunk testvére See more »

Filming Locations:

Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Soundtracks

MAZURKA, OP. 67 No. 4
Music by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Krystyna Borucinska
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Thank God the Pope didn't keep his day job...
23 November 1999 | by shoalinSee all my reviews

A play that thinks it is a film, or is that a film that thinks it is a play? Either way, this muddled attempt at bringing this stage play written by Karol Wojtyla -- better known today as Pope John Paul II -- to the big screen fails miserably. The acting is incredibly wooden, the camera movement stiff, and although there is some beautifully recreated period cinematography of what appears to be Warsaw, there is way too little of it and it melds awkwardly with the stage drama presentation.

The play was originally written as a debt of gratitude to the late 19th century Polish painter Adam Cimelowski, who gave up his promising artistic career for the service of God, just as Wojtyla later did with his writing career. We have all seen excellent film adaptations of stage plays (e.g. Macbeth, A Streetcar Named Desire, Hamlet, Henry V), however, Wojtyla's prose is unfortunately no Shakespeare. As a film, this story may have succeeded if it were done in Polish and properly dramatized, cutting down on the play's incredibly boring and verbose English dialogue which is excruciatingly presented word for word.

As Pope, Wojtyla has had a tremendous hand in changing the world we live in, but if this is an example of his best writing talents, we can only thank God that he didn't keep his day job.


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