The Pope's Toilet (2007)

Director
César Charlone

Main cast
César Troncoso; Virginia Méndez; Virginia Ruiz; Mario Silva; Jose Arce

Genres
Drama, Comedy, Foreign

Description
A small South American village is in a flurry over the Pope's 1988 visit.


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