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Director  Giacomo Battiato
Duration  
Running time  2h 35m
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Biography, Drama
Initial release  June 16, 2005 (Krakow)
Karol: A Man Who Became Pope movie poster
Language  English Italian Latin Polish Spanish
Writer  Giacomo Battiato (screenplay), Gianfranco Svidercoschi (book)
Initial DVD release  September 16, 2005 (Poland)
Episodes  2 Episode 2Season 1 - Apr 14 - 2005, 2 Episode 2, 1 Episode 1Season 1 - Apr 14 - 2005, 1 Episode 1
Cast  Piotr Adamczyk (Karol Wojtyla), Malgorzata Bela (Hanna Tuszynska), Ken Duken (Adam Zielinski), Hristo Shopov (Julian Kordek), Ennio Fantastichini (Maciej Nowak)
Similar movies  Related Giacomo Battiato movies

Karol: A Man Who Became Pope (pl: Karol - Człowiek, który został Papieżem, it: Karol, un uomo diventato Papa) is a 2005 TV miniseries written and directed by Giacomo Battiato, and created as a Polish-Italian-French-German and Canadian joint cooperation project. Karol is a biography of Karol Wojtyła, later known as Pope John Paul II, beginning in 1939 when Karol was only 19 years old and ending at the Papal conclave, October 1978 that made him Pope.

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The TV miniseries was supposed to première at the very beginning of April 2005 in the Vatican, but it was delayed due to the Pope's death. It was broadcast for the first time by the Italian television station Canale 5 on the first day of the 2005 papal election. Although it was originally broadcast on television, it was also released in theaters, which allowed the film to be shown in Poland.

The incredible success of the movie prompted the creation of a sequel, Karol: The Pope, The Man (2006), which portrayed Karol's life as Pope from his papal inauguration to his death.

Main cast

  • Piotr Adamczyk - Karol Józef Wojtyła
  • Małgosia Bela - Hania
  • Raoul Bova - Priest Tomasz Zaleski
  • Matt Craven - Hans Frank
  • Ken Duken - Adam Zieliński
  • Ennio Fantastichini - Nowak
  • Olgierd Łukaszewicz - Karol's father
  • Lech Mackiewicz - Stefan Wyszyński
  • Radosław Pazura - Paweł
  • Violante Placido - Maria Pomorska
  • Grażyna Szapołowska - Brigitte Frank
  • Kenneth Welsh - Professor Wójcik
  • Patrycja Soliman - Wisława
  • Soundtrack

    By Ennio Morricone released in 2007 on 2 CDs.

    References

    Karol: A Man Who Became Pope Wikipedia
    Karol: A Man Who Became Pope IMDb Karol: A Man Who Became Pope themoviedb.org


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