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Art & Media
Spanish heartthrob Antonio Banderas may be cast in the role of Pope Francis in the first feature film to be made on the life of the Argentine pontiff.
Italian director Daniele Luchetti plans to make the $12 million Spanish language film, titled "Call Me Francesco," with producer Pietro Valsecchi, who has made some of Italy's highest-grossing movies.
Valsecchi's Rome-based production house, Taodue Film, confirmed the news Wednesday, and a spokeswoman said the company was looking to shoot the film in various locations, including Argentina and Italy.
"For the pope, the Jewish Christ may be enough to make the point about the failure of the church, and this might well speak to him."
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We say: Pope Francis' seven-word tweet appeared as if, history now behind him, Pope Francis was telling us where we have to go, as a church and human family.
HARLEM NOCTURNE: WOMEN ARTISTS AND PROGRESSIVE POLITICS DURING WORLD WAR II
By Farah Jasmine Griffin
Published by Basic Civitas, $26.99
Movie review: Behind the eye-popping 3-D and the loud noises is a film that features very human moments from an adolescent perspective.
Analysis: A three-word tweet from Pope Francis about inequality left some conservatives dazed and confused over Catholic teachings on economics.
In Budapest, Hungary, head of state Regent Miklós Horthy (Ben Kingsley) was trapped between the Russians on the east and the Nazis from Germany on the west. He was forced to join the Axis in 1941. The first massacre of Hungarian Jews occurred in August that year. After a defeat on the Russian front in 1943, Hitler demanded that the regent punish the 800,000 still living in Hungary and insisted that 10,000 Jews be for supplied for slave labor. This is where "Walking with the Enemy" begins.
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