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A nail-biting thriller to keep all the family entertained!
on 19 August 2001
This is the story of a catholic monsignor (Hugh O'Flaherty) who risks his life and jepordises the Vatican in his battle to hide escaped POWs in Nazi occupied Rome.
Based on a true story, this film shows the dedication and courage of one man to do what he believes is right - no matter what!
Gregory Peck gives a fantastic performance as the feisty Irish Monsignor, as does Christopher Plummer as Colonel Herbert Kappler the Nazi officer who is obsessed with the capture of O'Flaherty. John Gielgud also gives a brilliant and moving performance as his holiness the Pope.
Based on the novel, The Scarlet Pimpernal of the Vatican because of the many disguises O'Flaherty undertook to evade his hunters, this is a gritty and thoroughly enjoyable film which keeps you on the edge of your seat until the final scene.