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The good Pope: Pope John XXIII - Bob Hoskins, Carlo Cecchi, Roberto Citran, Ricky Tognazzi

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He touched the heart of millions and changed history.

Pope John XXIII: A man, born of humble origin who became the most influential Pope of the last century. A farmer's son who influenced the world politics of the time. A man of modest character who revolutionised the church. He was pope during the most extraordinary chapter in history: the Cold War, the Berlin Wall, space travel, Vietnam and JFK's assination.

In his short time as Pope, John XXIII (Bob Hoskins) touched the hearts of every creed and colour. He was christened by the people as the "Good Pope". This story will help us understand why thousands flocked to Rome to join Pope John XXIII in his final hours and why millions around the world mourned his death. It is the touching account of a man's humanity in the face of human suffering. History seen through the eyes of a common man whose sole aim was to bring peace to a world on the brink of self destruction.

Persons of interest

  • Bob Hoskins .... Angelo Roncalli/Pope John XXIII
  • Carlo Cecchi .... Cardinal Mattia Carcano
  • Roberto Citran .... Monsignor Loris Capovilla
  • Fabrizio Vidale .... young Angelo Roncalli
  • Francesco Venditti .... young Nicola Catania
  • John Light .... young Mattia Carcano
  • Francesco Carnelutti .... Nicola Catania
  • Lena Lessing .... Marta Von Papen
  • Ricky Tognazzi .... Monsignor Radini Tedeschi
  • Ivo Garrani .... Mattia Carcano's uncle
  • Arnoldo Foà .... Cardinal Ottaviani
  • Erland Josephson .... Franz Von Papen
  • Chiara Caselli .... Carla
  • Stefano Scherini .... Saverio
  • Rosalinda Celentano .... Teresa
  • Fabrizio Bettelli .... Screenwriter
  • Simona Izzo .... Screenwriter
  • Marco Roncalli .... Screenwriter
  • Ricky Tognazzi .... Screenwriter
  • Ricky Tognazzi .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

  • The good Pope: Pope John XXIII official movie site
  • The good Pope: Pope John XXIII QuickTime movie trailers
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Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Stereo
  • Languages: English
  • Picture: Fullscreen 4:3

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Surveillance time

104 minutes (1:44 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

DVD rental: 13 August 2003
VHS rental: 13 August 2003
DVD and VHS retail: 10 December 2003

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