Francesco (1989)

Told in flashback, the film relates Francis of Assisi's evolution from rich man's son to religious humanitarian and eventually to full-fledged saint. Francesco was based on Hermann Hesse's Francis of Assisi, which director… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 1, 1989
DVD Release Date: February 24, 1998
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Steven D. Greydanus
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How has this vibrant human firebrand, this unpredictable, leaping, shouting zealot, been transformed into the sheepish, subdued, self-deprecating cypher played by Rourke?

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