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Don Bosco (2004)



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Flavio Insinna Flavio Insinna ... Don Bosco
Lina Sastri Lina Sastri ... Margherita Bosco
Charles Dance ... Marchese Clementi
Daniel Tschirley Daniel Tschirley ... Michele Rua
Fabrizio Bucci Fabrizio Bucci ... Bruno
Lewis Crutch ... Domenico Savio
Brock Everitt-Elwick Brock Everitt-Elwick ... Don Bosco as a child
Alessandra Martines ... Marchesa Barolo
Ry Finerty Ry Finerty ... Giovanni Cagliero
Arnaldo Ninchi Arnaldo Ninchi ... Pope Pius IX
Julian Patrick Brophy Julian Patrick Brophy ... Carlo Buzzetti
Paolo Calabresi ... Don Gastaldi
Jonathan Ross Latham Jonathan Ross Latham ... Giuseppe Buzzetti
Sam Beazley Sam Beazley ... Don Calosso
Brando Taccini Brando Taccini ... Felice


The life of Saint Don Bosco.

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English | Italian

Release Date:

22 September 2004 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Don Bosco - A szeretet küldetése See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€7,000 (Italy), 11 September 2004
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Company Credits

Production Co:

LSG Productions,Lux Vide See more »
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Flavio Insinna's Best Film Ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1 February 2008 | by mistymountainSee all my reviews

I almost didn't watch this film when they showed it on EWTN the other night because the TV guide had the wrong year posted and didn't have any names as to who was in it. So I decided just out of curiosity to see what version they would show. Well, I was very happy when they showed the preview and I immediately recognized Flavio, and decided to watch it after all. Let me tell you it was well worth it. Flavio Insinna, who is one of my favorite foreign actors, beautifully portrayed Don Bosco. The film also goes by the English title, "St. John Bosco: Mission to Love". The only bad thing about the film was that everyone's voices were dubbed by American voice overs, including the English actors in the film. However, I did read another review on another website that you can hear the natural voices of the actors by choosing the language selection on the DVD. I sure wish they had that option for St. Peter (2005) with Omar Sharif. Anyway, I will agree with the other 2 people who previously posted here, that this is definitely a beautiful film, not just by the actors themselves, but the scenery of Italy, and of course the period costumes that they wore. Don Bosco was known for helping the poor and abandoned children of Turin, by getting some of the juveniles temporarily released from the juvenile prison, by taking them outside and teaching them about God's love for them. But, he was faced with persecution by the locals, and opposition from the church. He also inspired 2 of the boys to join the priesthood, and that scene was very touching. I like the ending when they show what happened to some of the boys that he took in. The rest of the cast should also be commended for their excellent performance as well. Lina Sastri beautiful portrayed Don Bosco's mother, Marghareta. Lewis Crutch, who played Domenico Savio, should have been nominated for an award for best supporting actor, and the 2 gentleman that portrayed the brothers, Bruno and Enrico, were outstanding. This film will definitely warm your heart, and I highly recommend this for everyone to see.

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