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My mother's smile (Il sorriso di mia madre; The hour of religion; L'ora di religione)

Threat advisory: Under evaluation

Movie propaganda

Ernesto (Sergio Castellitto), a painter, discovers his family is running a campaign to have his late mother canonised by the Vatican, making-over her image and life story in the process.

Labelled as blasphemous by the Catholic Church in Italy.

Persons of interest

  • Ernesto .... Sergio Castellitto
  • Maurizio Donadoni .... Don Piumini
  • Piera Degli Esposti .... Zia Maria
  • Toni Bertorelli .... Conte Bulla
  • Alberto Mondini .... Leonardo
  • Jacqueline Lustig .... Irene Picciafuoco
  • Gianni Schicchi .... Filippo Argenti
  • Chiara Conti .... Diana Sereni
  • Gigio Alberti .... Ettore Picciafuoco
  • Marco Bellocchio .... Screenwriter
  • Marco Bellocchio .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report


Security censorship classification


Surveillance time

103 minutes (1:43 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: Undated 2004

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