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El Baño del Papa [videorecording]: The Pope's Toilet

Film Movement, Bavaria Film International, and Laroux Cine ; in co-production with O2 Filmes and Chaya Films ; in association with TeleImage ; producer, Elena Roux ; screenwriters/directors, Enrique Fernández, César Charlone
Video; DVD
"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 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"--Publisher.
Enrique Fernández; César Charlone
César Troncoso, Virginia Méndez.
Release Date
Run Time
97 min.
Spanish dialogue with English subtitles; closed-captioned
Not rated; portrays adult situations and language
This month's short film: Video 3000 / directors, Jörg Edelmann ... [et al.] (Germany, 5 min.).
Variant Title
Pope's toilet
Related Title
Video 3000.
Awards Note
International Jury Prize, São Paulo International Film Festival.
Horizons Award, San Sebastian International Film Festival.
Film Movement series
Series Statement
Film Movement series ; year 6, film 12
Film Movement series ; v. 6, film 12
Includes this month's short film: Video 3000 directed by Jorg Edelmann, Jorn Grohans, Jochen Haussecker, & Marc Schleiss.
9781436198769, 1436198763
Cinematographer, César Charlone.
[New York] : Film Movement ; Prince Frederick, MD : RB Media [distributor], c2008.
Publisher no.
DV072 Film Movement
Terms of Use
Public performance rights required for screenings to audiences of 50 or fewer attendees, with no admission charged. These rights are valid for the life of the DVD and cover group screenings, face-to-face classroom teaching, and individual checkout.
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital, widescreen; NTSC; Region 1.
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