John Paul II

A modern Pope ?

  • Direction

    Christiane Ratiney
  • Author

    Christiane Ratiney
  • Coproduction

    Arte France
  • Broadcaster



John Paul II has gone down in posterity as a modern pope who defended freedom. And yet! Favoring upholders of traditional morals over reformists, the Holy Father broke the momentum (towards freedom) in developing nations – particularly in Latin America. Preferring injustice to unrest, he also covered up scandals in an institution that claims to be exemplary. A pope whose fast-track canonization conceals numerous gray areas...
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    • Format

    • Distributor

      Cinétévé Sales - Gorka Gallier -
    • Technical team

      Original music : Stéphane Lopez Éditions Cinétévé - LNA Records Editing : Cécile Coolen Assistant editors : Sophie Krykwinski, Clémence Prost Sound editor : Frédéric Commault Documentalist : Deborah Ford and Karim Kamrani Graphic design : Gaël Baillau
    • Cast

      A film by Christiane Ratiney Directed by Christiane Ratiney Editorial director : Olivier Wieviorka Artistic director : David Korn-Brzoza Historical advisor : Gilles Ferragu
    • International sales

      Cinétévé Sales - Gorka Gallier -
    • Music edition

    • A cineteve production Cinétévé : Fabienne Servan Schreiber, Lucie Pastor Arte Culture and society unit : Fabrice Puchault Arte History Program : Anne Grolleron With the participation of Viasat World Limited, RTBF - Documentary Unit - Marc Bouvier, Madman Entertainment. With the support of PROCIREP - Société des Producteurs And of the ANGOA and the Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée. Press agent : Michaël Morlon Format : HD Genre : History / 100% archives Cinétévé - Arte France - 2020