This gorgeous film recreates what Pope Benedict XVI and then Cardinal Bergoglio might have said to each other during their meetings before the latter resigned.
Director Chris Weitz and scriptwriter Matthew Ortontell the story of the Israeli capture of the Nazi who prompted writer Hannah Arendt’s controversial phrase “the banality of evil.” As played by Sir Ben Kingsley, Adolf Eichmann is more than the faceless bureaucrat devoid of ideology she had depicted, he is part of the unrepentant Nazi community …
This Wim Wenders film with Pope Francis is wonderful. 5 stars. Click the image to read my review.
The earlier life of Pope Francis in Argentina is told by those who know him & dramatized by actors.
Professional conman Nicky takes Jesse under his wing, leaves her when they are successful in New Orleans, & years later meets her in Argentina, where he again is torn between love & money.
When a mysterious German doctor arrives in a small Argentinean village, takes an interest in a girl with stunted growth & experiments on her, no one aware of his evil past–that he is the Nazi Dr. Mengele whose gruesome experiments on concentration camp victims earned him the title “Angel of Death.”
In Argentina a dutiful wife & teacher, goaded by her students, searches for the origin of the little girl her husband brought home, telling her to ask no questions.