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Karol - The Pope, the Man (2006)

Karol, un Papa rimasto uomo (original title)
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Piotr Adamczyk ... John Paul II
Dariusz Kwasnik Dariusz Kwasnik ... Stanislaw Dziwisz
Michele Placido ... Dr. Renato Buzzonetti
Alberto Cracco ... Agostino Casaroli
Adriana Asti ... Mother Theresa
Raoul Bova ... Father Thomas (archive footage)
Leslie Hope ... Julia Ritter
Alkis Zanis Alkis Zanis ... Ali Agca
Carlos Kaniowsky ... Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Goldamez
Fabrice Scott ... Jerzy Popieluszko
Paolo Maria Scalondro ... Wojciech Jaruzelski
Daniela Giordano ... Tobiana Sobótka
Malgorzata Bela ... Hanna Tuszynska
Lech Mackiewicz ... Stefan Wyszynski
Pietro Ragusa ... Vadim Belijaev
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The images of the mourners in St. Peter's Square at the beginning and the end of the movie are real newsreel footage. The images of John Paul's return to Poland, the reports of the assassination attempt, and the images from World Youth Day in Paris are also real footage. See more »

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On 13 December 1981, the Pope is informed by the cardinals about the introduction of martial law in Poland. When he asks for fatalities, he is told about nine miners shot at the Wujek coal mine - an example of clairvoyancy, since the shooting at Wujek took place three days later, on 16 December 1981. See more »

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Follows Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (2005) See more »

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good movie
23 September 2006 | by jcastano-2See all my reviews

it is a very good movie and a moving one, but I think it is a very small movie for such a big pope. It would be interesting if in the DVD features, we could find some statistics about the quantity of travels, the quantity of people he met, the amount of speeches he gave, the influence he had on different churches, catholic and non catholic, etc.

The movie stays short in the trips he made to America, Mexico, Chile and many other countries for specific reasons and church problems that were taking place in the catholic church. Hoe he renovated the moral sense and thoughts of many priests, and theologians, how he insisted in the universal call to holiness, his love for the blessed sacrament, the renovation of the religious life, the problems with the Society of Jesus, some bishops and catholic doctrine professors. The way he used to reunite philosophers, scientists, from around the whole world to discuss many items every year.

I know it would be impossible to reunite 26 years in a 2 hour movie, but it is a very good try, to start with.


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16 April 2006 (Canada) See more »

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