In Nome Del Papa Re (1977)

Genres - Historical Film  |   Sub-Genres - Political Drama, Period Film  |   Run Time - 115 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Italian actor/director Nino Manfredi gives an award-calibre performance in In the Name of the Pope-King. He plays a magistrate in a small region under the realm of Papal rule. Manfredi faces the legal battle of his life when his own son is accused of being a terrorist. Justice, mercy, and love become oil-and-water elements in this wrenching drama. Originally titled In Nome del Papa Re, the film was released in the US nearly nine years after its 1977 European debut.



magistrate, Pope, resignation [quitting], son, terrorism