Karol: A Man Who Became Pope ()

directed by Giacomo Battiato
featuring Piotr Adamczyk, Malgorzata Bela, Kenneth Welsh, Ken Duken, Matt Craven

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While the major American TV networks were jockeying to be the first to present a filmed biography of the late Pope John Paul II, cable's humble Hallmark Channel managed to beat everyone to the punch with the four-hour Karol: A Man Who Became Pope. Actually, this made-for-TV film was a Polish-Italian co-production, debuting on Italian television as Karol, un Uomo Diventato Papa on April 8, 2005, and subsequently released theatrically in Poland. Curiously, it had been filmed in English, so no dubbing was necessary -- thus ...

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Denzil M

Jan 24, 2013

Powerful story

This spellbinding story is an account of the life of Karol Wojtyla's life as a young man who managed to survive the brutal domination of his country,Poland, by the Nazis. When Nazi Germany was defeated, his country was subjected to a cruel Soviet regime. Catholic priests quickly became the targets of the government. Many were imprisoned or executed. As a young priest he managed to do his work and stay alive. The movie takes the viewer to his election to the papacy. It makes no difference if one is Catholic, Protestant, or Jew. This is a powerful story that should be appreciated for the courage, faith, and determination of one man who eventually helped to end the Soviet domination of Eastern Europe. I would suggest that the viewer read Peggy Noonan's book JOHN PAUL THE GREAT. It is a good followup to the movie.


May 14, 2009

Excellent Title

Movie went through the early life of John Paul II from when Hitler invaded Poland through when Karol was elected Pope. This movie compares favorably to the Ted Turner Series on Bible History such as Joseph, Abraham, etc. This movie was also comparable to any Hallmark Classic Movie. The Story is must for any God Fearing Catholic, Protestant. Orthodox Christian, Jew or Muslim. It shows how God molds people through suffering ,He did not cause, and brings good and sometimes greatness out of it. A must see for anyone with a belief in a supreme being.

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