The poor Italian peasant boy Francesco already has visions of Jesus and Mary as a child, but the Devil visits him too. He, Francesco, is quite certain that he will become a priest. After ... See full summary »
Following the premature death of his mother, Karol Wojtyla is brought up by his father in the Polish city of Krakow during the first half of the 20th century. An outstanding student with a ... See full summary »
Angelo Roncalli, born in Sotto Il Monte in 1881, is known for his profound spirituality as well as his extraordinary goodness from the young years of his life. When he feels a need to serve... See full summary »
A country girl Kasia Solska is forced by her family to marry the man she finds unattractive. She secretly gets to university, escapes from her village to Warsaw and starts working as a babysitter there.
In the early 1810s, Poles, part of Russia's client state of Lithuania, think independence will come if they join forces with Napoleon when he invades Russia. This unity of purpose, in one ... See full summary »
The life of little St. Therese of Lisieux, depicted in minimalist vignettes. Therese and her sisters are all nuns in a Carmelite convent. Her devotion to Jesus and her concept of "the ... See full summary »
Karol Wojtyla was completely alone by the age of 20. His sister Olga died in infancy before Karol was born. His mother, Emilia, died when he was eight. His older brother Edmund died when he was 26 and Karol was 12. His father died when he was 20. Karol was not present for any of their deaths. It was after his father's death that he seriously began to consider the priesthood. See more »
You pay for freedom with your whole being, that is why you will call freedom that which while paying for it helps you to know and control yourself over and over.
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nothing to say about this film than it is an admirable work. not for a specific fact but for the inspired tone . and, sure, for Piotr Adamczyk in the lead role. for me, it remains one of most admirable religious films of the last decades. because it has the virtue to give more than adaptation of a well known biography. but a delicate drawing of the man who defines one of the essential symbols of XX century. the war, the life in the Comunist Poland, the writer and the actor and the theologian, his fight for the defense of Church rights, his relations with the closer people, his fundamental choice are presented in the most inspired manner. in many scenes, it seems be one of the drawings of the masters of Rennaisance. because it is not only the image of a man. but the sketch of a world who live, in profound sense, in him.
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