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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

June 5, 2013 - "The Pope's Toilet" (2007)

The Pope's Toilet, 2007
Directors: César Charlone, Enrique Fernández
Origin: Uruguay
Language: Spanish
Running time: 90 minutes

While others in his small Uruguayan border town rush to prepare food in anticipation of the pope's arrival, Beto (César Troncoso) turns his attention to scatological matters: After all, if tourists turn up to eat, they'll also need a place to relieve themselves. But as Beto embarks on his mission to build a public toilet that's fit for the masses, he runs into a series of problems that threaten to derail his dreams. (from

Watch the trailer on Netflix.

Review of last week's film ("We Have a Pope", three stars)
Steven says: Amid the worldwide spectacle and canonical pomp of choosing a pope, we find a very human conclave of cardinals. In this imagining, the gathered cardinals pray to not be chosen, and the chosen one panics and then escapes to have a chance to reflect on his new reality. The worlds of the now anonymous pontiff and the cardinals are vastly different, and that affects the outcome of the film. While it is choppy and unmoored, much like the main character, the film is a welcome chance to wonder "what if?".

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