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Mother Teresa (2003)

Madre Teresa (original title)
Mother Teresa's life is portrayed from the beginning of her ministry to her death. She seeks to serve the poor by creating a new "congregation" in the Church, establishing refuges for the ... See full summary »

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Fabrizio Costa
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Olivia Hussey ... Mother Teresa
Sebastiano Somma Sebastiano Somma ... Father Serrano
Ingrid Rubio ... Virginia / Agnese
Michael Mendl ... Van Exem
Guillermo Ayesa Guillermo Ayesa ... Perier
Emily Hamilton ... Anna
Neil Stuke ... Kline
Valeria Cavalli ... Drana Boiaxhiu (as Valéria Cavalli)
Nimmi Harasgama ... Sister Celes
Hannah McBride Hannah McBride ... Julie
Carlo Cartier Carlo Cartier ... Surgeon
Azzurra Antonacci Azzurra Antonacci ... Gonxha - 18 years old
Guido Roncalli Guido Roncalli ... Official
Philip Jackson ... Logan
Tom Alter ... Forster (as Thomas Beach Alter)
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Mother Teresa's life is portrayed from the beginning of her ministry to her death. She seeks to serve the poor by creating a new "congregation" in the Church, establishing refuges for the dying and orphaned, and providing some comfort and food. Obstacles abound and she pushes through them to the end. Written by Sid Unrau

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Her heart found the forgotten, her faith found a way.

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Biography | Drama

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Alternate Versions

Also available in a shortened theatrical 110-min version (to be released in Latin America and other territories in 2004). See more »

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Powerful Film
12 August 2006 | by roac-1See all my reviews

Olivia Hussey has done a great job portraying Mother Teresa in this biopic. Her voice and mannerisms match those that Mother Teresa had. The production values are top notch. The DVD looks excellent on HDTV and the sound track is well scored. Though it wasn't actually filmed in Calcutta - the Shri Lankan locations used have a similar feel and atmosphere. The story focuses on Mother Teresa's struggle with the church leadership to move out to work with the poorest of the poor. A first for a nun - in a city like Calcutta. It deals with her motivation, not in a preachy way. I was moved to tears a couple of times while watching ... felt that the production as a whole was powerful and moving.


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Language:

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Release Date:

19 October 2003 (Italy) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy See more »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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