In Nome Del Papa Re (1977)

Genres - Historical Film  |   Sub-Genres - Political Drama, Period Film  |   Run Time - 115 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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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.

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