Francesco

(1989)
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The life of St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) as related by followers who gather after his death to tell stories so that Leone can record them: a privileged and virile youth, a prisoner of war, an heir who turns away from his father and gives all to the poor, a beggar for others, and an inspiration to friends who accept the Gospels' life of poverty. He seeks the Pope's blessing, and he endures persecution at the hands of the family of Chiara Offreduccio (1194-1253), who becomes St. Clare. Many join the order he has established and then rebel at his expectations. In near despair - and ill - he writes a Rule to take to the Pope; then, the Lord sends him a message. He dies smiling.

  1. Liliana Cavani

    Director, Screenplay, Story

  2. Roberta Mazzoni

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Mickey Rourke

    Mickey Rourke

    Francesco

  2. Helena Bonham Carter

    Helena Bonham Carter

    Chiara

  3. Andréa Ferréol

    Andréa Ferréol

    Francesco's Mother

  4. Nikolaus Dutsch

    Cardinal Colonna

  5. Peter Berling

    Peter Berling

    Bishop Guido

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Francesco
Francesco

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Status Released

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  • March 1, 1991
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 2h 37m

Budget $14,500,000.00

Revenue -

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