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Menocchio the Heretic

TIFF.18 - Ora de religie

Menocchio the Heretic TIFF.18

Category: Ora de religie
Director: Alberto Fasulo
Cast: Marcelo Martini, Maurizio Fanin, Carlo Baldracchi
Duration: 103 min.
Country: Italy
Year: 2018

Italy, the late 1500s. The Holy Office of the Inquisition is all-powerful and absolutely nothing must escape its ears, not even heresy pronounced by a miller in a little village in the middle of nowhere. Arrested, tried and sentenced to life in prison for having thought and said things like “loving one’s neighbor is a more important dictate than loving God,” Menocchio withstands his trial without betraying anybody. He survives two years in prison and is released seriously ill, but he heals, works, fights, loves, suffers and lives... until Pope Clemente VIII himself orders him arrested again...

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