The Pope's Toilet
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.
Bonus short: Video 3000, directed by Jorg Edelmann, Jorn Grosshans, Jochen Haussecker & Marc Schleiss
Sound: Stereo 2.0
- "Fernandez and Charlone have achieved something...with visual and dramatic intensity."
- "[A]lternately heart-breaking and hilarious."
Awards & Recognition
San Sebastian Int'l Film Festival
Int'l Jury Prize
Sao Paulo Int'l Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
Miami Int'l Film Festival