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THE POPE'S TOILET

  • YEAR 6 - FILM 12 / 
  • Uruguay, France and Brazil / 
  • 2007 / 
  • Spanish with English subtitles / 
  • 97 min
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"Fernandez and Charlone have achieved something...with visual and dramatic intensity."
– Screen Daily

Synopsis

It's 1988, and Melo, an Uruguayan town on the Brazilian border, awaits the visit of Pope John Paul II. 50,000 people are expected to attend, and the most humble locals believe that selling food and drink to the multitude will just about make them rich. Petty smuggler Beto thinks he has the best idea of all--he decides he will build a WC in front of his house and charge for its use. His efforts bring about unexpected consequences, and the final results will surprise everyone.

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Jeff in Seattle - Customer Review
This is an OK film showing Urguaians trying to make a quick buck (and a better future) off the Pope's visit to their local hometown. Nothing surprising or new. This film is OK.

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Beto (Cesar Troncoso) and Valvulina (Mario Silva) on bicycles
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Beto (Cesar Troncoso)
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Beto (Cesar Troncoso) and Carmen (Virginia Méndez)
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Beto (Cesar Troncoso) on bicycle
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César Charlone, writer and director
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Enrique Fernández, writer and director
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