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El baño del Papa / The Pope’s Toilet

Enrique Fernández, César Charlone
Uruguay - Brazil - France
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1988. Melo (Uruguay), a small city on the border with Brazil, is getting ready for the visit of Pope John Paul II. Certain well-informed sources talk of 50,000 visitors. The locals, mostly poor, know what that means: 50,000 pilgrims will want to eat, drink and purchase souvenirs... Driven by enthusiasm rather than divine blessing, they hope to achieve at least a little material happiness. Beto, a small-time smuggler, reckons he?s found the best idea of all: ?The Pope?s Toilet?, where thousands of pilgrims can spend a penny. This involves taking more of a risk and making more trips over the border. He puts his big dream of buying a motorcycle on hold. He even loses his most cherished possession, his bicycle, to achieve the key element of his temple of waste and wealth: the toilet bowl. But he?s determined to make it in time for the divine event.
Director
Enrique Fernández, César Charlone
Screenplay
Enrique Fernández
Photography
César Charlone
Edition
Gustavo Giani
Music
Luciano Supervielle, Gabriel Casacuberta
Cast
César Troncoso, Virginia Méndez, Virginia Ruiz, Mario Silva, Henry de León
Running Time
97 m.
Country
Uruguay - Brazil - France
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© San Sebastian International Film Festival | Developed by: Yo Miento Producciones
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