The Shoes of the Fisherman is true to its 1968 time--if the clothes look dated, the music annoying and the characters a little stilted, it is because of the era in which it was created. I suspect that the cutaways of St. Peter's Square, complete with mourners and crowds, were taken from events of the day--perhaps's the death of Paul IV. However, the issues are still with us: what do we do about poverty, ignorance and famine. In light of the death of John Paul II, I am revisiting the election sequence. The pomp, the ceremony, and yes, the overwhelming nature of the job are all reflected in Kiril's eyes. Worthy of another--or a first look.
The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968) 1080p YIFY Movie
The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968) 1080p
The Shoes of the Fisherman is a movie starring Anthony Quinn, Laurence Olivier, and Oskar Werner. Ukrainian Archbishop Kiril Lakota is set free after twenty years as a political prisoner in Siberia. He is brought to Rome by Father...
IMDB: 7.13 Likes
- Genre: Drama |
- Quality: 1080p
- Size: 3.09G
- Resolution: / fps
- Language: English
- Run Time: 156
- IMDB Rating: 7.1/10
- MPR: Normal
- Peers/Seeds: 40 / 40
The Synopsis for The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968) 1080p
Ukrainian Archbishop Kiril Lakota is set free after twenty years as a political prisoner in Siberia. He is brought to Rome by Father David Telemond, a troubled young priest who befriends him. Once at the Vatican, he is immediately given an audience with the Pope, who elevates him to Cardinal Priest. The world is on the brink of war due to a Chinese-Soviet feud made worse by a famine caused by trade restrictions brought against China by the U.S. When the Pontiff suddenly dies, Lakota's genuine character and unique life experience move the College of Cardinals to elect him as the new Pope. But Pope Kiril I must now deal with his own self-doubt, the struggle of his friend Father Telemond, who is under scrutiny for his beliefs, and find a solution to the crisis in China.
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Old--but excellentReviewed bymamaduck100Vote: 8/10
This is a HIGHLY idealistic and unrealistic film as far as the plot goes. Plus, there's a completely unnecessary subplot involving David Jansen that seems like it was just tacked on at the last minute--perhaps to give the American audiences a familiar star to draw them into the theaters. BUT, the movie succeeds so well when it comes to the mundane tasks needed to elect a new pope. For us history lovers (and I teach World History--and spend a lot of time discussing world religions with my students), it offers a rare insight into the selection process and day to day duties of the pope. While some may be bored by this, I certainly wasn't. In fact, I'm not Catholic but I find myself being swept up by the majesty and spiritual power of Rome.
Rome and Papal Rome, the ceremonies associated with both, chant including the Gregorian type are lavishly displayed in this beautiful film. However, all of that would just be decorative were it not for the interesting personages: Father David Telemond's poetically flawed theology pitted against Lakota's "simple" faith that saved him from despair in Siberia. The extraordinary character (played with great beauty and humanity by Leo McKern) of Cardinal Leone whose encyclopedic catechism finally gives way to utter humanity and forgiveness in his final encounter with Quinn now Pope. The scattered negative comments form mostly laudatory reviews, I think, stem from people who can't "get into" the less than obvious moments of dialog which require some patience but also a modicum of background into Rome and its history. Sometimes I fear that Americans (and I'm one) can't sit still for anything that isn't an action picture. For me, and I've seen the film countless times, its beauty both in the evocation of Rome and the extraordinary exchanges between the characters makes it a unique cinematic experience.