Our God’s Brother (1997)

The Story of St. Albert Chmielowski

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Overview

Beautifully made film about St. Brother Albert, who gave up a promising career in art in order to personally serve and live among the poor and homeless.

Review

Based on a play by St. John Paul II, which he called rather an “inner theater” than a drama, the dialogue is richly theological and philosophical. The filmmakers did a wonderful job adapting this to film, aptly calling it not a film but a filmed play.

Caveats

  • Skip! Gory amputation (0:07:00 to 0:08:00)
  • Intense and potentially confusing monologue
  • Homeless man starts a fight

For teenagers and older.

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