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A Man Named John

E venne un uomo

Directed by Ermanno Olmi
Italy, 1965
Biography

Synopsis

Based on the diary Pope John XXIII kept between the ages of 14 and 18, his lifelong concern for tolerance, the underprivileged, and world peace is told. Rod Steiger, in the central role, acts as “intermediary” between the Pope and the audience, interpreting John’s words, thoughts and actions.

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A Man Named John Directed by Ermanno Olmi