It’s 1948 when Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty first visits the infamous Nazi Herbert Kappler in the Italian prison where Kappler is serving a life sentence for crimes against humanity. During World War II, the men were adversaries; Kappler was the head of the Gestapo in German-occupied Rome, and Monsignor O’Flaherty was using the cover of Vatican neutrality to shelter and arrange for the escape of thousands of Allied servicemen and Jewish civilians. Kappler placed a bounty on O’Flaherty’s head, but O’Flaherty evaded capture, earning the nickname “The Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican.
” When these two men meet after the war, profound questions of responsibility and redemption rattle the cages.
Directed by Kent Paul
Starring Sean Gormley and Haskell King
Show Times: Wednesday @3pm and 8pm, Thursday @7pm, Friday @8pm, Saturday @3pm and 8pm, Sunday @3pm
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