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FATHER OF MERCY
THE TRUE STORY OF VENERABLE DON GNOCCHI
his powerful epic film depicts the life of Fr. Carlo Gnocchi, an Italian priest who labored heroically to minister to the wounded and dying soldiers during World War II, and to victims of the war on the home front. While teaching students at the Gonzaga Institute in Milan, Fr. Gnocchi volunteered to be the military chaplain on the war front. After witnessing the horrors of the war, helping many suffering soldiers, and miraculously escaping death, he returned to start a foundation for the many children who were victims of the war. Starring Daniele Liotti (St. Anthony), this film tells of Don Gnocchi s inspiring work with the students, the soldiers, and the children. His great legacy lives on today in the Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation that provides medical care for thousands of patients in over 75 hospitals and clinics in Europe, and his cause for Beatification is underway in Rome.
This DVD contains the following language subtitles: Spanish and English.
Special Features include a 16 page booklet by Daria Sockey with study questions, biography of Don Gnocchi, and resource list. Also has a Behind the Scenes featurette.
Actors: Daniele Liotti, Giulio Pampiglione, Francesco Martino, Alexandra Dinu
Directors: Cinzia Torrini
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Ignatius Press
DVD Release Date: February 27, 2009
Run Time: 200 minutes