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The Mirakle (2005)

Two priests, Pep and Bruno, become fed up with preaching day after day to a congregation that is not present. They have truly hit bottom, and will do anything necessary to bring the ... See full summary »

Director:

Roberto Bentivegna

Writers:

Roberto Bentivegna, Eli Kooris (contributing writer)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Steven Mango ... Churchgoer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elizabeth Clements Elizabeth Clements ... Churchgoer
Liz Clements Liz Clements ... Churchgoer
Molly Cranna Molly Cranna ... Churchgoer
Paul DiMilla ... Pep
Mark Godden Mark Godden ... Mayor Rothstein
David Mokriski David Mokriski ... Alexander
Chuck Muldoon ... Father eating dinner
William O'Keefe William O'Keefe ... Tiberius
Nicholas Purcell ... Churchgoer
Floyd Richardson ... Bruno
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Two priests, Pep and Bruno, become fed up with preaching day after day to a congregation that is not present. They have truly hit bottom, and will do anything necessary to bring the community back into the church. After a few failed attempts, Bruno goes on a soul searching mission by himself in the woods. He comes across a false prophet who claims to be a priest, and offers a vial of miraculous holy water. The holy water reveals itself to be a concoction extrapolated from the souls of lunatics, and ultimately causes the main priest to have horrific visions. We are left wondering what happens to the church, as well as the people who have now come seeking a vision induced by the potion of a mad man. Written by Johnny Fulci

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satire | fable | See All (2) »

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Nobody said miracles were easy...

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Short

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The Archdiocese of Boston tried to stop the film from happening. In a letter to Roberto Bentivegna, Bishop O'Malley described the script as being "blasphemous", as "not reflecting the teachings of the Catholic doctrine" and sent out a circular letter to the churches within the Archdiocese asking for the boycott of the production. Luckily Father Vincenzo Rosato had a sense of humor and allowed his church to be used. See more »

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Features Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) See more »

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Shorts in Cannes
4 June 2005 | by texas512See all my reviews

I saw this film when at Cannes and was very pleased. I'm not a fan of short films but meeting the charismatic director and hearing him pitch the film, I had to see it. The fluid camera moves and solid directing bodes well for this young talented director. Particularly I enjoyed the photography and message.

It's rare to find a film that takes religion seriously instead of poking fun at it- something that these days seems like a cheap shot. Some of the acting was a little off but overall it did what it set out to do, and then some.

I'm excited to see this filmmaker's next endeavor.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Budget:

$22,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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