El Baño del Papa

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Original title El Baño del Papa
Category Drama
UK Release Date
Production year 2007
Production Country Uruguay
Directors César Charlone, Enrique Fernández
Cast César Troncoso, Virginia Méndez, Mario Silva, Virginia Ruiz
Distributor Soda Pictures


It is 1988, and Melo, a Uruguayan town on the Brazilian border, awaits the visit of Pope John Paul II. Numbers begin circulating: hundreds of people will come, no thousands say the media. To the poor townspeople this means one thing: pilgrims in need of food and drink, paper flags, souvenirs, commemorative medals. Brimming with enthusiasm, the villagers not only hope for divine blessing, but above all for a small share of material happiness. And petty smuggler Beto is certain that he’s found the best business idea of all: “The Pope’s Toilet”, where the thousands of pilgrims can find relief