Flavio Insinna gives a winning performance as St. John Bosco, the great priest and educator of youth from the tough streets of Turin, Italy. Beautifully filmed in Italy, this epic movie shows the many challenges that Don Bosco faced and overcame from this childhood through founding his religious order, the Salesians, in order to educate boys. Growing up without a father gave him compassion for the many orphans that he cared for, while he faced persecution from both secular society and the Church as he fought to build a place to house and educate the homeless, outcast youth of Turin. His deep faith, creative imagination and profound charity shine through in this wonderful film.
This film is in Italian with options for English dubbing and subtitles and Spanish subtitles. It is Region 1 formatted for the USA and Canada.