Francesco (1989)

The life of St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) as related by followers who gather after his death to tell stories so that Leone can record them: a privileged and virile youth, a prisoner of war, an heir who turns away from his father and gives all to the poor, a beggar for others, and an inspiration to friends who accept the Gospels' life of poverty. He seeks the Pope's blessing, and he endures persecution at the hands of the family of Chiara Offreduccio (1194-1253), who becomes St. Clare. Many join the order he has established and then rebel at his expectations. In near despair - and ill - he writes a Rule to take to the Pope; then, the Lord sends him a message. He dies smiling.

Directing:
  • Liliana Cavani

Writing:
  • Liliana Cavani
  • Roberta Mazzoni

Stars:
Release Date: 1989-03-21
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  • Country: IT, DE
  • Language: Italiano
  • Runtime: 157
  • Budget: $14,500,000
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham...
Chiara
Peter Berling
Peter Berling
Bishop Guido
Paco Reconti
Paco Reconti
Rufino
Hanns Zischler
Hanns Zischle...
Pope Innocent III
Andréa Ferréol
Andréa Ferréo...
Francesco's Mother
Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
Francesco
Paolo Bonacelli
Paolo Bonacel...
Francesco's Father
Riccardo De Torrebruna
Riccardo De T...
Pietro Cattani
Mario Adorf
Mario Adorf
Cardinal Ugolino
Fabio Bussotti
Fabio Bussott...
Leone
Diego Ribon
Diego Ribon
Bernardo di Quintavalle
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