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The Good Pope (2003)

Il papa buono (original title)
Angelo Roncalli, born in Sotto Il Monte in 1881, is known for his profound spirituality as well as his extraordinary goodness from the young years of his life. When he feels a need to serve... See full summary »

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Ricky Tognazzi
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Hoskins ... Angelo Roncalli / Pope John XXIII
Carlo Cecchi Carlo Cecchi ... Cardinal Mattia Carcano
Roberto Citran ... Monsignor Loris Capovilla
Fabrizio Vidale Fabrizio Vidale ... Angelo Roncalli (young)
Sergio Bini Bustric Sergio Bini Bustric ... Guido Gusso (as Sergio Bustric)
Francesco Venditti ... Nicola Catania (young)
Rolando Ravello Rolando Ravello ... Cannava
John Light ... Mattia Carcano (young)
Francesco Carnelutti Francesco Carnelutti ... Nicola Catania
Lena Lessing Lena Lessing ... Marta Von Papen
Enzo Robutti
Gianluca Ramazzotti Gianluca Ramazzotti
Alessandra Muccioli Alessandra Muccioli
Renato Cortesi Renato Cortesi
Remo Remotti Remo Remotti
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Angelo Roncalli, born in Sotto Il Monte in 1881, is known for his profound spirituality as well as his extraordinary goodness from the young years of his life. When he feels a need to serve God, Angelo goes to study theology in Bergamo, and in Apollinare School (Rome) and becomes a priest. During his studies, he gets to know his two dearest friends, Mattia and Nicola. Very soon, most people see marvelous talents in him, including his wide knowledge and a constant readiness for sacrifice. The Holy See makes him go further to bishop and cardinal, and the Holy Father sends him to various places as a representative of the Church. When Pius XII dies on October, the 9th, 1958, 77 year-old Angelo goes to Rome, to conclave to choose a new pope. However, this time, it is him who hears gentle words of Jesus "Tu es Petrus!" ("You are Peter!") and from October, the 28th leads the church as Pope John XXIII. Written by Anonymous

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An unexpected gem
7 June 2020 | by ruthand-davidSee all my reviews

My wife found this film on a movie channel. When it started I nearly didnt continue. Some indifferent acting and script. Then Bob Hoskins took over as the Pope. I felt this was a bad miscasting, but I was pleasantly surprised. A very warm and nuanced performance, showing the Pope's humanity and compassion for the world. Overall, one of Bob Hoskins' best performances.


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Country:

Italy

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Italian | English

Release Date:

28 January 2003 (Italy) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Bergamo, Lombardia, Italy See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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