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Saint Philip Neri: I Prefer Heaven (2010)

Preferisco il paradiso (original title)
Philip Neri was a priest in the 16th century known for his humor, charity, and prayer life. Hoping to go to India, Philip was guided instead to re-evangelize a corrupt and decadent Rome. He is remembered as the "Apostle of Rome".

Director:

Giacomo Campiotti

Writer:

Mario Ruggeri (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Roberto Citran ... Cardinal Capurso
Sergio Fiorentini Sergio Fiorentini ... Papa Clemente VIII
Stefano Fregni ... Carrettiere
Francesco Grifoni ... Aurelio
Sebastiano Lo Monaco Sebastiano Lo Monaco ... Principe Nerano
Michele Nani Michele Nani
Gigi Proietti ... San Filippo Neri
Francesco Salvi ... Persiano Rosa
Antonio Silvestre Antonio Silvestre ... Michele
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Philip Neri was a priest in the 16th century known for his humor, charity, and prayer life. Hoping to go to India, Philip was guided instead to re-evangelize a corrupt and decadent Rome. He is remembered as the "Apostle of Rome".

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Drama

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beautiful
28 June 2015 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

like many Catholic films. the surprise is the performance of Gigi Proietti. convincing, touching, seductive. inspired translation of the life of Filippo Neri , using the humor, the gentle intentions and gestures, the definition of the mission of the Church in admirable web of faith and humanitarianism. a film about the sense of life. out of complicated definitions, naive in many scenes but lovely. and good occasion for remind the essence of Cristianity. a series who could be useful. not only for the religious public but for the searchers of joy. for a special form of entertainment, wise, clear, interested to give a better sense of life and reality. so, beautiful.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

20 September 2010 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A mennyországot választom See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,729
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Runtime:

(2 parts)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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