Monsignor (1982)

Director
Frank Perry

Main cast
Christopher Reeve; Geneviève Bujold; Fernando Rey; Jason Miller; Adolfo Celi

Genres
Crime, Drama, War

Description
The vows of an ambitious young American priest are tested during World War II. Not only does Father John Flaherty get involved with the black market to raise money for the Vatican, he also falls in love with a young French nun.


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