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by Abel Ferrara


It is the end of World War I and the young Italian soldiers are making their way back to San Giovanni Rotondo, a land of poverty, with a tradition of violence and submission to the iron-clad rule of the church and its wealthy landowners. Families are desperate, the men are broken, but victorious. Padre Pio also arrives, at a remote Capuchin monastery, to begin his ministry, evoking an aura of charisma, saintliness and epic visions of Jesus, Mary and the Devil himself. The eve of the first free elections in Italy sets the stage for a massacre with a metaphorical dimension: an apocalyptic event that changes the course of history.

international title: Padre Pio
original title: Padre Pio
country: Italy, Germany, United Kingdom
sales agent: Capstone (US)
year: 2022
genre: fiction
directed by: Abel Ferrara
film run: 104'
screenplay: Abel Ferrara, Maurizio Braucci
cast: Shia LaBeouf, Cristina Chiriac, Marco Leonardi, Asia Argento, Vincenzo Crea, Luca Lionello, Salvatore Ruocco, Brando Pacitto, Stella Mastrantonio, Martina Gatti, Roberta Mattei, Anna Ferrara
cinematography by: Alessandro Abate
film editing: Leonardo Daniel Bianchi
art director: Tommaso Ortino
costumes designer: Antonella Cannarozzi
music: Joe Delia
producer: Philipp Kreuzer
co-producer: Diana Phillips, Maurizio Antonini
production: Maze Pictures, Interlinea, Rimsky Productions
backing: Apulia Film Commission (IT)

Photogallery 02/09/2022: Venice 2022 - Padre Pio

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Abel Ferrara, Alessandro Cremona, Cristina Chiriac, Roberta Mattei, Marco Leonardi, Alessandro Cremona, Ignazio Oliva, Leonardo Daniel Bianchi, Tommaso Ortino, Luca Lionello, Martina Gatti, Maurizio Braucci, Stella Mastrantonio
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