Word and Utopia (2001)

Word and Utopia
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 2hr 10mins.
Genres Drama, Period
Keywords faith
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Valerie Loiseleux Editor n/a 172 7000001
Carlo Paredes Music n/a 120781 8000001
Renato Berta Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Renato Berta Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Manoel De Oliveira Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Jose Maria Vaz da Silva Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Massimo Scapin Music n/a 120781 8000002
Carlo Paredes Original Score n/a 120839 8000003
Isabel Branco Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Henri Maikoff Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Father Joao Marques Consultant historical consultant 120784 12000001
Rui Alves Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Massimo Scapin Original Score n/a 120839 8000004
Paulo Branco Producer n/a 3 3000001
Manoel De Oliveira Director n/a 2 2000001
Renato Di Carmine Actor Father Jeronimo Cattaneo 1 1000006
Jeronimo Renato Di Carmine Actor Father Cattaneo 1 1000007
Leonor Silveira Actor Queen Christina 1 1000005
Miguel Guilherme Actor Father Jose Soares 1 1000004
Luis Miguel Cintra Actor (Middle-Aged) 1 1000002
Lima Duarte Actor (Old Age) 1 1000003
Diogo Doria Actor Chief Inquisitor 1 1000008
Paulo Matos Actor Notary 1 1000009
Mendes Jose Manuel Actor n/a 1 1000013
Ronaldo Bonacchi Actor n/a 1 1000014
Jose Pinto Actor n/a 1 1000012
Henrique Canto e Castro Actor n/a 1 1000011
Antonio Reis Actor n/a 1 1000010
Ricardo Trepa Actor (Young) 1 1000001
In 1663, Father Antonio Vieira, a famous Jesuit priest who was a close friend of the late King Joao IV, is summoned before the Tribunal of the terrible Inquisition. His position there is weakened by plots and misunderstandings. In front of the judges, Vieira reviews his past: his youth spent in Brazil and as a novitiate in Bahia, his involvement in the Indian cause, and his first successes in the pulpit. After the Inquisition deprives him of his freedom of speech, he flees to Rome where he achieves a good reputation and much success. The Pope decides to keep him within his jurisdiction. Queen Christina of Sweden, who had been living in Rome since her abdication, keeps Vieira at court and insists he become her confessor. But Vieira misses his country and returns to Portugal. There, the cold reception by the new king, Dom Pedro, persuades him to leave for Brazil where he spends his final days.