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The Pope's Toilet

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Bouncing between moments of humor and gentle drama, this Uruguayan film is set in the late 1980s in a small town that is anxiously awaiting the arrival of Pope John Paul II. While the swell of visitors promises to be a boon for the local economy, smalltime crook Beto (Csar Troncoso) thinks he has figured out a unique way to capitalize on the popes visit: charge a fee for the visitors to use a toilet on his front lawn. Of course, not everything goes according to Betos creative plan, and THE POPES TOILET resolves in an unexpected way. Co-produced by Fernando Meirelles (CITY OF GOD), this film was Uruguay's submission to the 2008 Oscars.
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  • Credits
    Cesar Troncoso, Virginia Mendez, Enrique Fernandez
  • Critic Reviews
    THE POPES TOILET cloaks religious critique in the scrappy tempo of irremediable poverty and irrepressible enterprise....THE POPES TOILET uses a seamless blend of professional and nonprofessional actors...
    New York Times

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