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Karol - The Pope, the Man (2006)

Karol, un Papa rimasto uomo (original title)




Cast overview, first billed only:
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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Did You Know?


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 »


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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not so bad
30 April 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

to critic this biopic is the first temptation for a not Romano-Catholic believer. but, maybe, the rain of stones to the director and actors is not exactly the wise choice. because it is not easy to imagine other solution to tell about a saint. the film is too sentimental and too sweet. a pious homage to a Pope suffocated by clichés and the status of impressive human institution. and to compare with the first part does more damages to this film. but... . it is a remember of well known events. it is a Catholic expression of respect and love for the most important European figure from the Church, in the second part of XX century. and, sure, it is a religious film. more than a biographic one. respecting the rules of the genre. so, it is so easy to critic it. but, in same measure, more important remains to respect a subjective adaptation of one of the most significant reign in Catholic Church from the last century.

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Release Date:

16 April 2006 (Canada) See more »

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