Director(s): César Charlone, Enrique Fernández. Cast: César Troncoso, Virginia Méndez, Mario Silva. 90 min. Uruguay/Brazil/France. Drama.
Ever seen a movie from Uruguay? Inspired by a real event in 1988, poverty-stricken villagers prepare themselves for the greatest event in history: the Pope is to pass through their tiny village. But the preparation takes incredibly materialistic turns, as each and every villager come up with ways to make the most financial benefit from the presumed thousands of tourists gathering for the event - and among the villagers, a smart trafficker endeavors on making a public toilet. The result, is a sad statement on how religion becomes a means for (not necessarily spiritual) self-satisfaction. A wildly anti-religion satire.