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Maria Goretti DVD
The film tells the inspiring and tragic story of the beloved saint of modern youth who died defending her purity at the hands of a knife-wielding attacker. Actress Martina Pinto gives a luminous performance as St. Maria Goretti, revealing the strong faith, great courage, and profound charity the young saint possessed. Beautifully filmed in Italy, this movie captures the deep spirit of love and unity within the Goretti family, led by Maria's outstanding parents, whose story is part of the plight of the poor laborers of the time struggling to survive in a swampy area rampant with malaria and poverty. Popular actor Flavio Insinna (St. John Bosco) stars as the brave local Passionist priest. Also starring Luisa Ranieri and Massimo Bonetti as Maria's parents, and Claudia Koll as Countess Mazzoleni. This is a powerful film and a moving cinematic portrait of this popular young saint, from the producers of Pope John Paul II, with a musical score by the legendary Oscar winning film composer Ennio Morricone.