Padre Pio: Between Heaven and Earth
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Written byFranco Bernini
Directed byGiulio Base
StarringMichele Placido
ComposerEnnio Morricone
Country of originItaly
Original languageItalian
ProducerLuca Bernabei
CinematographyFabio Zamarion
EditorCarla Simoncelli
Running time182 min.
Original networkRai 1
Original release2000 (2000)

Padre Pio: Between Heaven and Earth (Italian: Padre Pio - Tra cielo e terra) is a 2000 Italian television movie directed by Giulio Base and starring Michele Placido in the title role. The film is based on real life events of Roman Catholic friar and later Saint, Padre Pio.[1][2]


Based on the historical records and the personal testimony of his fellow friars, this is the amazing true story of the life of the famous stigmatic monk, St. Padre Pio, a contemporary saint who died in 1968. Blessed with incredible spiritual gifts, including healing, bi-location, reading of souls and the stigmatic wounds, Padre Pio was a powerful witness for Christ, and a great spiritual guide to countless souls for over fifty years. Filmed on location in Italy, starring Michele Placido in a moving performance, this film tells the whole story of the beloved monk from San Giovanni Rotondo, a place where millions of pilgrims now go annually to visit Padre Pio's grave.



  1. ^ Sergio Perugini (November 2011). Testimoni di fede, trionfatori di audience. Effata Editrice IT, 2011. ISBN 978-8874027323.
  2. ^ Antonio Di Pollina (14 November 2000). "Il frate buono conquista la tv". La Repubblica. Retrieved 19 October 2015.