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Il Pap'Occhio Details

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The Pope (Manfred Freyburger) is disturbed by the fact that today's youth are not as spiritually inclined as they should be, and so he decides to set up a Vatican television station and entice them back into the religion of their ancestors. In order to particularly grab the wandering flock, a priest invites the comedians from "The Other Sunday," an actual comedy program on Italian television, to perform on this new channel. He sets up a show that parodies an over-the-hill transvestite group, the Flagg Sisters, played by themselves. This understandably upsets one of the more eminent Cardinals ([[Performer~P87049~Luciano De Crescenzo~lucianodecrescenzo]]) who tries every means he can to stop the show. Nothing succeeds, and he can only assemble with all the other devout men of God to view the first live broadcast. Worked into the plot are several outrageously incongruous scenes that casually juxtapose the secular and sacred, including God at the wheel of a Fiat - what else would He drive? In a real-life event that matched the humor in film, the producers were slapped with a lawsuit brought by indignant plaintiffs charging "offense to the state religion" - and were found not guilty. The offended parties had not noticed that Italy's constitution expressly forbids any state religion. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Cast

Luciano de Crescenzo
as His Excellency
Renzo Arbore
as Arbore
Roberto Benigni
as Benigni
Isabella Rossellini
as Isabella
Andy Luotto
as Mute American

Crew

Renzo Arbore
Director
Luciano de Crescenzo
Screenwriter
Renzo Arbore
Screenwriter
Luciano Tovoli
Cinematographer
Renzo Arbore
Composer (Music Score)
Alfredo Muschietti
Editor
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