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Under the Roman Sky (2010)

Sotto il cielo di Roma (original title)
Papacy of Pius XII focusing on years during World War Two.


Christian Duguay




Cast overview, first billed only:
Alessandra Mastronardi ... Miriam
Marco Foschi Marco Foschi ... Davide
Miguel Herz-Kestranek ... Father Pankratius Pfeiffer
Ettore Bassi Ettore Bassi ... Marco
Holger Daemgen ... General Reiner Stahel
Mathias Herrmann Mathias Herrmann ... Obergruppenführer Karl Wolff
Andrea Tidona Andrea Tidona ... Armando
Vincent Riotta ... Dante Cimino
Marguerite Sikabonyi Marguerite Sikabonyi ... Nadia (as Margot Sikabonyi)
Ken Duken ... Hauptsturmführer Theodor Dannecker (as Ken Albert Duken)
Heinz Trixner Heinz Trixner ... Ambassador Ernst von Weizsäcker
Fiorella Migliore Fiorella Migliore ... Lia
Pietro Ragusa ... Professor Boni
Nathalie Rapti Gomez ... Bianca Di Porto
Roberto Nobile ... Jacopo Martini


Papacy of Pius XII focusing on years during World War Two.

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Watch It For Cromwell's Performance
12 July 2019 | by RealChristian14See all my reviews

"Under The Roman Sky" is a TV movie about Pope Pius XII at the time of his papacy during World War II. It stars Jim Cromwell in the title role.It was based on Vatican documents and testimonies told about the pope.

The movie was a great one especially when Pope Pius took action in saving Jews.Although it was known that the Jews reject Jesus, it surprised me that the screenplay took into account that lack of action taken by the pope in it.Apparently,his action was commendable enough as he is in no obligation in saving them due to religious difference.But in spite of it,we get to see how he provided being a great example as the head of the Catholic Church.

What makes the movie great is that Cromwell did a wonderful job in portraying the man. He really tried to portray a man characterized by holiness,courage and conviction. Watch it for him alone and you will truly be satisfied aside from having better appreciation of the late Pope Pius XII.

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Release Date:

31 October 2010 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Pie XII, sous le ciel de Rome See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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(2 episodes)



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1.85 : 1
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