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From a Far Country (1981)

140 min | Biography, Drama

The film is a biography of Pope John Paul II. It starts in 1926 when the boy Karol Wojtyla was celebrating Christmas with his father in Poland. Thirteen years later, Nazi Germany attacks Poland, starting World War II and invades the ...See moreThe film is a biography of Pope John Paul II. It starts in 1926 when the boy Karol Wojtyla was celebrating Christmas with his father in Poland. Thirteen years later, Nazi Germany attacks Poland, starting World War II and invades the country while Wojtyla seeks refuge at the house of Cardinal Wyszynski. Also appearing are all the other important stations of the life of the Pope, during and after World War II. Written by Volker Boehm See less
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Dec 20, 1981 (United States)
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47 cast members
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Sam Neill
Marian Marian   See fewer
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John Welsh
Priest Priest   See fewer
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Maurice Denham
Sapieha Sapieha   See fewer
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Cezary Morawski
Wojtyla Karol Wojtyla Karol   See fewer
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Maja Komorowska
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Piotr Fronczewski
Palitsch Palitsch   See fewer
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Marek Kondrat
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Jerzy Stuhr
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Jerzy Nowak
Professor Professor   See fewer
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Liliana Komorowska
Nun (as Liliana Glabczynska) Nun (as Liliana Glabczynska)   See fewer
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Anna Milewska
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Warren Clarke
Wladek Wladek   See fewer
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Kathleen Byron
Tadek's Mother Tadek's Mother   See fewer
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Carol Gillies
Wladek's Wife Wladek's Wife   See fewer
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Philip Latham
Chaplain Chaplain   See fewer
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Emma Relph
Magda Magda   See fewer
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Susan Dutton
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Rupert Frazer
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Michael Jayston
Narrator Narrator   See fewer
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Kazimierz Borowiec
Wladek's father (Christ in the Passion) Wladek's father (Christ in the Passion)   See fewer
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Simon Dutton
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Anne Dyson
Wladek's mother Wladek's mother   See fewer
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Kazimierz Kursa
Father Kolbe Father Kolbe   See fewer
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Edward Linde-Lubaszenko
Priest from Warsaw Priest from Warsaw   See fewer
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Matthew Long
Official Official   See fewer
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Timothy Morand
Operator Operator   See fewer
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Andrew Seear
Stefan Stefan   See fewer
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Karol Wojtyla's father Karol Wojtyla's father   See fewer
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5.2 / 10 | 161 votes