St. Giuseppe Moscati: Doctor to the Poor
GenreBiographical drama
Written byGloria Malatesta
Claudia Sbarigia
Giacomo Campiotti
Fabio Campus
Carlotta Ercolino
Lucia Zei
Directed byGiacomo Campiotti
ComposersLino Cannavacciuolo
Michele Fedrigotti
Original languageItalian
CinematographyGino Sgreva
EditorRoberto Missiroli
Running time200 min.
Original release
NetworkRai 1
ReleaseSeptember 27, 2007 (2007-09-27)

St. Giuseppe Moscati: Doctor to the Poor (Italian: Giuseppe Moscati - L'amore che guarisce) is a 2007 Italian television movie written and directed by Giacomo Campiotti. The film is based on real life events of doctor and then Roman Catholic Saint Giuseppe Moscati.[1][2][3]


Upon graduation from medical school, an idealistic young doctor starts working in a hospital, in impoverished 1906 Naples. He quickly comes to the conclusion that the practice of medicine, especially when involving poor patients, needs a lot more compassion. He finds himself devoting his life to helping those in need, especially the destitute, with his skills and empathy.

When a beautiful princess becomes infatuated with him, the challenge arises on how to make room for a relationship in a life that is first and foremost devoted to public service.

The doctor's life story, followed through the rise of fascism a couple of decades later, is contrasted with the different life path followed by a friend of his with whom he had completed medical school.



  1. ^ Sergio Perugini (November 2011). Testimoni di fede, trionfatori di audience. Effata Editrice IT, 2011. ISBN 978-8874027323.
  2. ^ Gennaro Rispoli (6 October 2002). "Dietro le quinte di Moscati". La Repubblica. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  3. ^ Aldo Grasso (28 September 2007). "Moscati, Grande Uomo Fiction assai Mediocre". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). Retrieved 5 July 2015.