Russell Crowe is “The Pope’s Exorcist” in cinemas from April 13th

A true story, or rather, the true story is that of Father Gabriele Amorth, Chief Exorcist of the Vatican, originally from Modena and died in Rome in 2016.

In the room since April 13thdirected by Julius Avery and with Franco Nero, Russell Crowe is the protagonist of the film “The Pope’s Exorcist” a film that between horror, paranormal, faith and secular conspiracies, fascinated him from the beginning, as he told us.

Russell Crowe:

I immediately got involved in the project because of Father Amorth.

His life, his biography are amazing. What I “discovered” starting to know him was incredible. He left Modena and became the Vatican’s Chief Exorcist, went through World War II, got a law degree, was a journalist and all this happened before he started theology school. In short, the story of his life is incredible, but not only this, his personality also impressed me a lot. There are many videos of him on the internet that clearly show how he coped with his task. I immediately started feeling almost affection for him and I think he had a purity of faith and a great sense of humour”.

The film shot partly in Rome and with moments in which the former Gladiator acts in Italian, it was also yet another reason for the actor to spend time in his beloved Italy as he told us. “Obviously I’m always happy when I’m in Rome. I have a good relationship in general with all Italians but there is no doubt that I always really appreciate how nice the Romans are to me.

I was here with my children, who are no longer children, and it was wonderful to let them discover the city through my eyes. Also soon I hope to return to playing with my band this summer and I’m sure we’ll have a great time.”