Devil's Advocate (1977)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Religious Drama  |   Run Time - 109 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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Though boasting a British star and director, The Devil's Advocate was essentially a West German production; it was released in Germany in 1977, three years before its bow in English-speaking theatres. John Mills tops the cast as a dying priest who has been summoned to Rome for one last assignment. A dead wartime partisan is being considered for Sainthood. Mills is instructed to investigate the partisan's growing cult following and learn if the man is truly worthy of canonization. Morris West adapted the screenplay of The Devil's Advocate from his own bestselling novel.

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assignment, canonization, Catholicism, priest, Italy, Vatican