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The Pope’s Toilet (El baño del Papa) [2007]

20 Apr

90m; Uruguay

Director: César Charlone, Enrique Fernández

Cast:  César Troncoso, Virginia Méndez and Mario Silva

Synopsis (IMDB): In Melo, a poor Uruguayan country village near the Brazilian border, several men earn their living from contraband, mostly transported on bicycles. One of them, Beto, is getting too old for heavy freights but hopes to a earn a motorbike. The idea is to build and charge money for the use of a proper lavatory at the occasion of the first-ever papal visit to Uruguay, as is holiness is expected to pass trough Melo where he may be cheered by hordes of Catholic Brazilians.

 
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Posted by on April 20, 2012 in Drama, Working Class

 

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