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Cardinal Messias

Abuna Messias

Directed by Goffredo Alessandrini
Italy, 1939
History, War


The film takes place at the end of the 19th century. The Cardinal Guglielmo Massaia has spent 20 years in Ethiopia to convert people to the Catholic Church. He comes back to Italy and he tries to get the help of the government of Piedmont.

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Cardinal Messias Directed by Goffredo Alessandrini

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1939 | 2 wins including: Best Italian Film (Mussolini Cup)

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