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Pope Francis: A Man of His Word (2018)

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Pope Francis travels the world speaking to those in need and delivering a message of hope.

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Wim Wenders

Writers:

Wim Wenders (screenplay), David Rosier
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Cast

Credited cast:
Pope Francis ... Himself
Ignazio Oliva Ignazio Oliva ... Francesco d'Assisi
Sister María Eufemia Goycoechea Sister María Eufemia Goycoechea ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Biden ... Himself
Daniele De Angelis Daniele De Angelis ... Friar
Carlo Falconetti ... Friar
Evo Morales Evo Morales ... Himself
Paul Ryan ... Himself
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"Pope Francis - A Man of His Word" is intended to be a personal journey with Pope Francis, rather than a biographical documentary about him. The pope's ideas and his message are central to this documentary, which sets out to present his work of reform and his answers to today's global questions.

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Hope is a universal message.


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Rated PG for thematic material including images of suffering. | See all certifications »

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Language:

Italian | Spanish | German | English

Release Date:

14 June 2018 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Pope Francis: A Man Just Looking For Tax Free Cash See more »

Filming Locations:

Vatican City See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$507,870, 20 May 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,823,465
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1.85 : 1
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Connections

Featured in 60 Minutes: Pope Francis/At the Zoo (2018) See more »

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These are the Words
Written by Patti Smith and Tony Shanahan
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Excruciatingly boring!
22 June 2018 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'POPE FRANCIS - A MAN OF HIS WORD': Two and a Half Stars (Out of Five)

A documentary centering around the life of Pope Francis, and his dreams. It was directed, produced and co-written by Wim Wenders (who was asked by the Vatican to make this film). The movie is 96 minutes long, and it's received nearly unanimous positive reviews from critics. It's also a modest hit at the Box Office as well, in indie theaters. I found it to be excruciatingly boring.

The film tells the story of Pope Francis. Pope Francis is the 266th (and current) Pope, as well as the sovereign of the Vatican City State. It features many interviews with him, as well as others who know him, and most of it is told using English subtitles. We learn of the Pope's beliefs, and passion, as he tries to reform the Catholic Church.

Growing up Catholic, I found it to be all very interesting, but it's also extremely boring. I'm usually fascinated with movies that deal with religion, especially Catholicism (because that's how I grew up), but I just could not get involved in this film. I also think that Pope Francis is one of the best things to happen to the Catholic Church in recent history. Still the movie nearly put me to sleep, and I just can't recommend it.


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