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Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II (2005)


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Credited cast:
Thomas Kretschmann ... Pope John Paul II
Bruno Ganz ... Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski
Joaquim de Almeida ... Archbishop Oscar Romero
John Albasiny ... Father Stanislaw Dziwisz
Charles Kay ... Pope Paul VI
Sabrina Jàvor Sabrina Jàvor ... Ginka (as Sabrina Javor)
Jasper Harris ... Young Karol Wojtyla
Petar Goranov Petar Goranov ... Karol's Father
Roland Oliver Roland Oliver ... Archbishop Adam Sapieha
Richard Rees Richard Rees ... General Wojciech Jaruzelski
Michael Klesic ... Stanislaw Starowleyski
David Barras ... Party Official
Sebastian Knapp ... Ali Agca
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aleksandras Kleinas Aleksandras Kleinas
Sebastien Szumilas Sebastien Szumilas ... Young Karol Wojtyla (voice)


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Biography | Drama



Official Sites:

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Lithuania | USA



Release Date:

1 December 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fara teama: Viata Papei Ioan Paul al II-lea See more »

Filming Locations:

Italy See more »


Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


When John Paul II comes to Poland in 1983 he meets with Wojciech Jaruzelski who is titled as "President of Poland". Actually, at that time Poland did not have a president. Jaruzelski, however, was elected as President of Republic of Poland in 1989. See more »

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6 June 2009 | by echosheng90731See all my reviews

Great movie about a great man. Thomas Kretschmann is first rate as in all of his other movies.I would never have envisioned him as Pope John Paul. It speaks volumes for the casting director. Why do they keep casting him as German officer in the movies? And he only came to universal attention after "the pianist"? Of course he looks so hot in the uniforms. I know a lot of girls drool over his handsome face. But this guy is a great actor and has such great potentials. If you don't believe me, go watch "Stalingrad". I hope he will get a lot of excellent roles in the future with more diversity. Otherwise, what a heartbreaking waste of great talent.

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