The Complete Mini-Series on 2 DVDs: Part 1 - Karol: A Man Who Became Pope. Part 2 - Karol: The Pope, The Man
Karol Wojtyla (Piotr Adamczyk) is a boy of 18 on the threshold of life as an actor, writer and poet who suddenly sees his world shattered with the Nazi invasion of Poland in September 1939. The film follows him in the exodus from Krakow and the horrors he witnessed, to the underground theatre he creates to resist the invader, to his decision to become a priest during the occupation, risking his life, much to the dismay of the woman he might have loved.
When Communism engulfs Poland, Julian Kordek (Hristo Shopov) a Pole in charge of Religious Affairs, does everything in his power to bring Karol down. Always the humanist and defender of the downtrodden, he will face the totalitarian authorities with a courage that will awaken Poland, shake the world and will eventually lead him to Rome and the Papacy.
Feature Run Time 375 mins.