The Pope's Toilet

The Pope's Toilet  {El Baño del Papa}
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The Pope's Toilet
El Baño del Papa
Uruguay, 2007, 97 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Brazil/France
US Premiere
Topic: Drama
Program: Awards Buzz – Best Foreign Language Film
Language: Spanish English Sub-Titles

In a story loosely based on Pope John Paul II’s 1988 visit to Latin America, the shabby Uruguayan border town of Melo prepares for hordes of Brazilian pilgrims expected to descend and add material salvation to the spiritual salvation the Pontiff will surely bring. Smalltime smuggler Beto hatches a scheme that involves rather less effort than churning out mountains of burgers or brewing lakes of beer: he’ll build a private washroom where people can relieve themselves after the festivities!

DIRECTOR: César Charlone, Enrique Fernández
Producer: Elena Roux, Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Bel Berlinck, Fernando Mereilles, Serge Catoire
Editor: Gustavo Giani
Screenwriter: Enrique Fernández, César Charlone
Cinematographer: César Charlone
Music: Luciano Supervielle, Gabriel Casacuberta
Principal Cast: Virginia Méndez, Virginia Ruíz, Marion Silva, César Troncoso
Filmography: Debut Feature Film
Print Source: Bavaria Film International

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