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For this Italian-Polish-German co-production, [[Performer~P117833~Krzysztof Zanussi~krzysztofzanussi]] adapted the 1949 play [[Feature~V154980~Brat Naszego Boga~brother]] by Karol Wojtyla, aka Pope John Paul II. Acknowledging the theatrical origins, the opening takes place in theater dressing rooms where the actors discuss their roles. Early scenes take place on stage before expanding cinematically. John Paul II recently canonized painter-turned-priest Adam Chmielowski as Saint Brother Albert, and the play was a tribute to Chmielowski, who gave up a comfortable life to work with the poor. The story begins in 1863 when Chmielowski ([[Performer~P76806~Scott Wilson~scottwilson]]) joins an uprising against occupying Russians and has a leg amputated. Working as a painter, Chmielowski is seen in his studio with various friends. After encountering a group of homeless people, he devotes much energy to helping them, eventually entering the priesthood to deal with the problems of poverty. Director Zanussi previously dramatized Wojtyla's life in [[Feature~V138871~From a Far Country~thefarcountry]] (1981). Shown at the 1997 Venice Film Festival. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

Cast

Scott Wilson
as Adam Chmielowski
Christoph Waltz
as Max
Wojciech Pszoniak
as The Stranger
Grazyna Szapolowska
as Helena
Riccardo Cucciolla
as The Monk
Jerry Flynn
as Lucjan
Andrei Roudenski
as Stanislaw
Maciej Orlos
as George
Jerzy Nowak
as Anthony
Piotr Adamczyk
as Hubert

Crew

Krzysztof Zanussi
Director
Krzysztof Zanussi
Producer
Giacomo Pezzali
Producer
Georg Stingl
Producer
Mario di Nardo
Screenwriter
Krzysztof Zanussi
Screenwriter
Ryszard Lenczewski
Cinematographer
Wojciech Kilar
Composer (Music Score)
Marek Denys
Editor
Ewa Braun
Production Designer
Grzegorz Piatkowski
Production Designer
Iwana Ziulkowska
Executive Producer
Malgorzata Stefaniak
Costume Designer
Aleksander Golebiowski
Sound/Sound Designer
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