Pope's Toilet

Pope's Toilet

Director: César Charlone, Enrique Fernández Cast: Cesar Troncoso, Virginia Méndez

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Uruguayan directors César Chalone and Enrique Fernández co-helm the nutty Spanish-language farce El Baño del Papa (The Pope's Toilet). The film unfolds in 1988, during Pope John Paul II's visit to Uruguay. While dozens of economically struggling locals devise plans to turn a buck from the arrival of the papal father -- such as baking cakes and wrapping chorizo sausages -- only one concocts a scheme to earn a fortune from defecation. Beto, a nickel-and-dime smuggler, reasons that all of those cakes and sausages will be digested rather quickly and that over 50,000 locals will soon be clamoring to use the porcelain bowl. Of course, toilets abound in South America, but Beto sets his public toilet apart by crowning it with an aura of prestige -- his will be the only Pope's Toilet in all of Uruguay, and residents, he is certain, will soon be clamoring to use it. Unfortunately, before he can set his scheme in motion, Beto must first locate the most appropriate toilet and make several risky trips across the Brazilian border and back to that end. Then, just as Beto is within arm's reach of success, someone thoughtlessly steals his beloved bicycle -- further hampering his mission. Regardless of the complications at hand, however, Beto's determination persists.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/07/2009
UPC: 0616892971320
Original Release: 2007
Rating: NR
Source: Film Movement
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:42:00
Sales rank: 79,127

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cesar Troncoso Beto
Virginia Méndez Carmen
Mario Silva Valvulina
José Arce Tica
Virginia Ruíz Silvia
Henry de León Nacente
Rodrigo Dos Santos Teresa
Nelson Lence Meleyo
Alex Silva Luna
Baltasar Burgos Álvarez, Captain
Carlos Lerena Soldier
Aníbal Santos Núñez Cyclist
Marcelo Ornes Cyclist
Wally Abreo Wally
Paula Larruina Child In Shop
Carlos Lissardy Ches The Madman
Hugo Blandamuro Barman, "Stuttermouth"
William Aceredo Burgler
Emilio Pica IMCL Official
Lindolfo Aeske Shopkeeper
Cynthia Sylveira Silvia's Friend
Pablo Solano Journalist
Rosana Villa Neighbour 1
Yolanda Mederos Neighbour 2
Brandon Antuña Boy With Stone
Jessica Tiscornia Mother With Baby
Rolando Izquierdo Workman
Carlos Andrade Butcher
Andrea Álvarezs Wife
Jorge Manzilla Turco
Julia Romero Stoppiello magazine lady
Angélica Silvera Maria
Marlene Vilela Doctor
Diego Silva Vendor
Tonatan Da Silva Student
Marcos Mier student
Walter Ferreira student
Jorge Almeida student
Romulo Ortiz student
Raul Olivera student
Victor Perez student
Mirta Machado student

Technical Credits
César Charlone Director,Cinematographer,Screenwriter
Enrique Fernández Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
Bel Berlinck Co-producer
Claudia Buschel Executive Producer
Gabriel Casacuberta Score Composer
Serge Catoire Co-producer
Gustavo Giani Editor
Hugo Kovenski Associate Producer
Daniel Marquez Sound/Sound Designer
Fernando Meirelles Co-producer
Mirtha Molina Production Manager
Inés Olmedo Art Director
Andrea Barata Ribeiro Co-producer
Alejandra Rosasco Costumes/Costume Designer
Elena Roux Producer
Francisco Salomón Associate Producer
Luciano Supervielle Score Composer
Sandino Saravia Vinay Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Pope's Toilet
1. Mobile Patrol [11:13]
2. Old Tiff [4:59]
3. Six Trips [5:45]
4. Way to Aceguá [9:03]
5. When the Pope Comes [8:22]
6. No More Cash [6:50]
7. Meleyo [3:42]
8. Progress [12:11]
9. Public Convenience [13:00]
10. Almost There [16:11]
11. May He Return [3:42]
12. Credits [3:18]

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