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Karol: The Pope, The Man (2006)
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Karol: The Pope, The Man (2006)
Original name: Karol, un Papa rimasto uomo
Genre: Biography
Country: Italy, Poland, Canada
Duration: 155 min.
Story: This highly acclaimed feature film on Pope John Paul II was filmed on location in Italy and Poland. Focusing on the papacy of John Paul and the tremendous impact he had on the Church and the world, Karol: The Pope, The Man stars actor Piotr Adamczyk in a deeply moving portrayal of the beloved pontiff. It is the powerful true story of a charismatic spiritual leader who helped bring down Communism, renewed the life of the Church, greatly impacted youth worldwide with love for Christ, and a Pope who reached out to other religions and world leaders with a message of peace and love. Also stars Raoul Bova (Saint Francis), Michele Placido (Padre Pio: Between Heaven and Earth) and Adriana Asti as Mother Teresa. The beautiful film score is by legendary film composer Ennio Morricone.
Plot: prison, assassin, kgb, vatican, soviet army, church, clergy, nun, catholic church, devotion, loyalty, pope, catholic, forgiveness, respect, prayer, bishop, cathedral, catholicism, priest, political leader, cardinal the priest, operating room, assassination, cold war era ...
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and contemplative films with plots about catholic, priest, catholic church, religion, pope, society and church mostly in Biography, Drama and History genres. Some movies like Karol: The Pope, The Man: Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (2005), Under the Roman Sky (2010), The Two Popes (2019), Anthony, Warrior of God (2006), A Time for Miracles (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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Duration: 155 min.
Story: The life of the pope John-Paul II, from his youth as a writer, actor, and athlete in war-torn occupied Poland to his election as Pope at the age of 58.
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Under the Roman Sky (2010)
Genre: Biography
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Rome, 1943. The city is occupied by the Nazis. The lives of thousands of Jews are in danger, and in Vatican City, a neutral state within the borders of Rome, Pope Pius XII is struggling to save the city from hunger and destruction.
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The Two Popes (2019)
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Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Explores the relationship and opposing visions between two of the most powerful leaders in the Catholic Church, both of whom must address their own pasts and the demands of the modern world in order to move the church forward.
Style: thought provoking, humorous, psychological, dark humor, based on true events
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Duration: 110 min.
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From a Far Country (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, UK, Poland
Duration: 140 min.
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