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Francesco

Francesco ★★ 1993 (PG-13)

Set in 13th-century Italy and depicting the life of St. Francis of Assisi. Follows the pleasure-loving son of a wealthy merchant through his religious awakening, and the founding of the Franciscan order of monks. Rourke, in a definite change-of-pace role, is actually believable, while Bonham Carter offers fine support as a devoted disciple. 119m/C VHS, DVD . Mickey Rourke, Helena Bonham-Carter, Paolo Bonacelli, Andrea Ferreol, Hanns Zischler, Peter Berling; D: Liliana Cavani; W: Liliana Cavani; C: Giuseppe Lanci, Ennio Guarnieri; M: Vangelis.

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