A beautiful summer day. A garden. A terrace. A woman and a man sit at a table beneath the trees, with a soft summer wind. In the distance, in the vast plain, the silhouette of Paris. A ... See full summary »
A story about suicidal general, a minister in the Croatian government who voluntarily locks himself inside a prison cell, and 4 pensioners, who steal the coffin with the remains of the late Croatian president.
After the wild life-style of a famous young German photographer almost gets him killed, he goes to Palermo, Sicily to take a break. Can the beautiful city and a beautiful local woman help him calm himself down?
"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.
'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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