The Pope's toilet

The Pope's toilet

El bano del papa

DVD - 2008 | Spanish
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"It's 1988, and Melo, an Uruguayan town on the Brazilian border, awaits the visit of Pope John Paul II. 50,000 people are expected to attend, and the most humble locals believe that selling food and drink to the multitude will just about make them rich. Petty smuggler Beto thinks he has the best idea of all--he decides he will build a WC in front of his house and charge for its use. His efforts bring about unexpected consequences, and the final results will surprise everyone"--Publisher.
Publisher: [New York] : Film Movement ; Prince Frederick, MD : RB Media [distributor], c2008
Branch Call Number: DVD FOREIGN Pop
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Bano del papa
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Jul 08, 2015

realistic, bittersweet, the type of film I have come to expect from Film Movement - competent. it didn't have the laughs I was hoping for, but still glad I watched it.

May 20, 2011

This is a charming and creative film from Uruguay that does not shy away from a frank depiction of how many people were living at that time and place in history. Solid performances throughout by the principle actors, and some glimpses of stunning scenery from the Uruguayan-Brazilian borderlands make this a good little film for a night in.


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