Sergio Castellitto (Mostly Martha) stars as the famous Italian saint, Padre Pio (1887-1968). Like Saint Francis of Assisi, Padre Pio had the stigmata: the Wounds of Christ visible on his body.
Throughout his life, he performed miracles and healings, caring for both the physically sick as well as those with spiritual illnesses.
Filled with gorgeous scenery from the Italian countryside, this film follows Padre Pio’s life from a young boy through his death. Director Carlo Carlei (Flight of the Innocent) captures the humility, humour and common sense of St Pio, as well as showing the persecution he suffered from both satanic attacks and misguided Church officials who distrusted him. Winner of the Audience Award at the 2001 Los Angeles Italian Film Awards.