Francesco

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  • PG-13
Based on Herman Hesse's Francis of Assisi, the award-winning FRANCESCO depicts the life of the iconic and influential Saint Francis, played by Academy Award-nominee Mickey Rourke, and the rise of the Franciscan order that he founded. read more
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Based on Herman Hesse's Francis of Assisi, the award-winning FRANCESCO depicts the life of the iconic and influential Saint Francis, played by Academy Award-nominee Mickey Rourke, and the rise of the Franciscan order that he founded. Mourning his death, Francis' devoted followers recall episodes from the saint’s life and charts his transformation from the pampered son of an aristocrat into a selfless man of faith devoted wholly to a life of apostolic poverty. Helena Bonham Carter, also an Academy Award-nominee, co-stars as Saint Clare, Francis’ spiritual inspiration and disciple. With a soundtrack by celebrated composer Vangelis (Chariots of Fire), FRANCESCO is a deeply human portrait of one of the most beloved and complex figures in the history of religion and civilization.

Original Release

03/22/1989

US Release

03/01/1991

Cast

Hanns Zischler Pope Innocent III
Helena Bonham Carter Chiara
Mickey Rourke Francesco
Andrea Ferreol Francesco's Mother
Paolo Bonacelli Francesco's Father
Nikolaus Dutsch Cardinal Colonna
Peter Berling Bishop Guido
Mario Adorf Cardinal Ugolino
Fabio Bussotti Leone
Riccardo De Torrebruna Pietro Cattani
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Liliana Cavani

Writers

Liliana Cavani, Roberta Mazzoni

Cast

Hanns Zischler Pope Innocent III
Helena Bonham Carter Chiara
Mickey Rourke Francesco
Andrea Ferreol Francesco's Mother
Paolo Bonacelli Francesco's Father
Nikolaus Dutsch Cardinal Colonna
Peter Berling Bishop Guido
Mario Adorf Cardinal Ugolino
Fabio Bussotti Leone
Riccardo De Torrebruna Pietro Cattani
Matteo Corsini Angelo
Edward Farrelly Egidio
Paolo Proietti Pacifico
Paco Reconti Rufino
Diego Ribon Bernardo di Quintavalle
Maurizio Schmidt Masseo
Nicoletta Boris In the Shantytown
Enrica Brunelli In the Shantytown
Memo Dini In the Shantytown
Francesca Fenati In the Shantytown

Producers

Ralph B. Serpe Executive Producer
Eric Parkinson Executive Producer
Giulio Scanni Producer
Jost Steinbruchel Producer
Roberta Cadringher Producer

Editors

Gabriella Cristiani

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