The Pope's Toilet
- Uruguay / Brazil / France
- 1h 38min
- Directed by: César Charlone, Enrique Fernandez
- Written by: César Charlone, Enrique Fernandez
- Cast: César Troncoso, Virginia Méndez, Mario Silva
- Language: Spanish
- Website: www.montevideo.com.uy/banodelpapa/
Taking as its premise a visit Pope John Paul II made to the Uruguayan town of Melo, this film explores how the locals hope the visit will work a mini-economic miracle. Beto (Troncoso) builds a toilet that can be used by the hordes they're expecting, but will all go according to plan? A tense film with a decidedly socio-political purpose. 'Part of Huntly Hairst Festival of Food and Farming'.
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Reviews & features
The Pope's Toilet (El Baño del Papa)4 Sep 2008
DRAMA (EL BANO DEL PAPA) (15) 98min Like the recent Couscous, The Pope’s Toilet works up a great deal of narrative tension out of what are very believable anxieties. Its strength is that it generates a plot out of real life and real concerns.
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