#1 DVD: United States, Canada, and US Territories
An inspiring feature film on Blessed Pope John XXIII starring Edward
Asner in an acclaimed performance as the beloved pontiff who came from
common stock and was known for his simplicity, goodness, courage and
love for humanity.
Shot on location in Rome and Italy, and produced by the Italian film
company Lux Vide, makers of Pope John Paul II and Saint Rita, this movie
tells the whole life story of John XXIII from his youth thru his young
priesthood, Bishop, Cardinal and Pope. Elected supposedly as an “interim
Pope” who would just keep the status quo and listen to the advisers
around him, John XXIII proved to be his own man when he surprised the
Church and world by calling for the Second Vatican Council.
This film also underscores his wonderful sense of humor and great charity
towards others, especially the poor, downtrodden, and the outcast. Shot
in widescreen, with excellent acting all around and beautiful cinematography,
the film also stars Claude Rich, Sydne Rome, Massimo Ghini and Franco
Languages:English & Italian
Subtitles: Spanish & English
Includes a Collector’s booklet and a special documentary film
with James Hitchcock on Blessed John XXIII and Vatican II.
Time: 3 hrs 20 min | Production Year: 2008