Karol – A Man Who Became Pope
- Genre: Biographical, True Story, Religious
- Total episodes: 2x90'
- Original title: Karol, un uomo diventato papa
- Year: 2004
A talented young actor, writer, and poet, Karol Jozef Wojtyla saw his life abruptly thrown into discord with the Nazi invasion of Poland in September, 1939. Forced to work in a quarry and a chemical factory to avoid deportation to Germany, the young Karol felt his call to priesthood and began courses at the clandestine seminary of Cracaow, at the same time involving himself in the underground “Rhapsodic Theater.”
Karol follows him in his exodus from and eventual return to Cracaow and the horrors he witnessed to his ordination as a priest in 1946 and his consequent experiences and services as a servant of God. When Communism engulfed Poland, Julian Kordek, the man in charge of Religious Affairs, did everything in his power to bring Karol down. A dynamic man who never held back his fiery passion in his mission to make the world a better place, Karol rose from strength to strength in the Church. Always the humanist and defender of the downtrodden, he faced the totalitarian authorities with a courage that awakened Poland, shook the world, and eventually lead him to Rome and the Papacy.
Characteristic of the importance he gives every individual, and said in his own words, “There is nothing more sacred or precious than an individual life!”
- Directed by: GIACOMO BATTIATO
- Produced by: TAODUE FILM, RTI, CAPRI FILM
- Cast: PIOTR ADAMCZYK, RAUL BOVA, HRISTO SHOPOV, ENNIO FANTASTICHINI, MALGORZATA BELA, MATT CRAVEN, KEN DUKEN, VIOLANTE PLACIDO, OLGIERD LUKASZEWICZ, KENNETH WELSH, MATEUSZ DAMIECKI, RADOSLAW PAURA
- HD: No
- Other Version: 1x180'
2005 - TELEGROLLA (Best Production)
2005 - EFEBO D'ORO (Best Director)
2006 - S. ANTONIO DA PADOVA (Best Miniseries)
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