Garden of Redemption


1h 35m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Set in World War II Italy in 1944, local partisans in Vaiano are resisting the occupation of their town by the German army. Don Paolo is a young priest who knows he has been hiding in the church and that in his heart he is a coward who is afraid to fight the atrocities perpetrated by the Germans. Stirred by the faith in him of Adriana, a local young woman, Don Paolo embarks on a mission to help the partisans fight the Germans. His cowardice causes the mission to fail and Adriana is captured. Awaiting execution, the priest goes to hear her confession, where he admits his cowardice. In an attempt to redeem himself, Don Paolo then engineers Adriana's escape from her cell knowing that he cannot follow.

Film Details

Also Known As
War Stories
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
War
Period
Adaptation
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Paramount Pictures; Showtime Networks; Showtime Networks
Distribution Company
Paramount Home Media; Showtime Networks
Location
Portugal

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

Set in World War II Italy in 1944, local partisans in Vaiano are resisting the occupation of their town by the German army. Don Paolo is a young priest who knows he has been hiding in the church and that in his heart he is a coward who is afraid to fight the atrocities perpetrated by the Germans. Stirred by the faith in him of Adriana, a local young woman, Don Paolo embarks on a mission to help the partisans fight the Germans. His cowardice causes the mission to fail and Adriana is captured. Awaiting execution, the priest goes to hear her confession, where he admits his cowardice. In an attempt to redeem himself, Don Paolo then engineers Adriana's escape from her cell knowing that he cannot follow.

Crew

Cesar Abades

Special Effects

Tony Adler

Assistant Director

Angel Alonso

Stunts

John Altman

Music

Rui Alves

On-Set Dresser

Maria Amaral

Costumes

Fernando Assuncao

Props Assistant

Ana Barros

Assistant Production Coordinator

Joao Pedro Benard

Production Manager

Joan Bergin

Costume Designer

Joao Pedro Bernard

Production Manager

Mary Bryne

Script Supervisor

Barney Cabral

Sound Editor

Kelly Cabral

Sound Editor

Patrick Cabral

Foley Artist

Barbara Callaghan

Set Costumer

Ilda Campino

Makeup Assistant

Teresa Campos

Costumes

Goreti Cardoso

Craft Service

Susy Chorao

Hair Assistant

James Collins

Music

Gary Coppola

Sound Department

Joao Manuel Dasilva

Grip

Marian Degraef

Hair Stylist

Rafael Desousa

Best Boy

Anthony Difranco

From Short Story ("The Garden Of Redemption")

Thomas Michael Donnelly

Screenwriter

Paolo Duarte

Electrician

Pennie Dupont

Casting

Hugh Fairs

Steadicam Operator

Gerardo Fernandes

Art Department Coordinator

Julieta Ferreira

Wardrobe

Jorge Ferreira Decosta

Assistant Director

Eric Flickinger

Rerecording Assistant

Darrall Garcia

Assistant Sound Editor

Richard Gibb

Steadicam Operator

Olga Gimenez

Stunts

Joao Guerra

Assistant Camera Operator

Liz Higa-miller

Production Coordinator

Beatriz Jarmela

Production Coordinator

Dan Johnson

Music Editor

J. Stanley Johnston

Sound Department

J. Stanley Johnston

Sound Editor

Arnaldo Junior

Generator Operator

Lesley Lamont-fisher

Makeup

Jacek Laskus

Director Of Photography

Kimaree Long

Assistant Sound Editor

Kathleen Mackie

Casting (London)

Jose Matos

Construction Coordinator

Pedro Melo

Boom Operator

Marianne Moloney

Producer

Marianne Moloney

Executive Producer

Joao Montalverne

Unit Manager

Fernanda Morais

Property Master

Pedro Alvarez Moreno

Special Effects

Joao Natividade

Assistant Camera Operator

Gettier Nimrod

Gaffer

Francisco Oliveira

Props Assistant

Rosaria Oliveira

Camera Trainee

Nick Penn

Assistant Camera Operator

Heather Persons

Assistant Editor

Jose Pichel

Key Grip

Antonio Manuel Pires

Assistant Set Dresser

Teresa Isabel Ramos

Assistant

Larry Rapaport

Unit Production Manager

Jonathan Raubertas

Art Director

Peter Paul Raubertas

Production Designer

Margarida Roberto

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Margarida Roberto

Casting (Lisbon)

Perry Robertson

Sound Editor

Alvaro Romao

Assistant Director

Deborah Ross

Titles

Paolo Routier

Props Assistant

Pedro Sa Correla

Art Assistant

Marco Sales

Electrician

Scott Sanders

Sound Editor

Carlos Santos

Grip

Catarina Santos

Wardrobe

Jackson Schwartz

Foley Mixer

Jackson Schwartz

Adr Mixer

Ger Scully

Costume Supervisor

Carlos Sequeira

Grip

Christopher Sheldon

Sound Editor

Anthony Sherin

Editor

Mary Smith

Sound Editor

Raoul Soares

Electrician

Edward Steidele

Foley Artist

Holly Stein

Photography

Henrique Tiago

Art Assistant

João Torres

Art Director

Francisco Veloso

Sound Mixer

Nancy Ventura

Dga Trainee

Vasco Vilarinho

Other

John Ward

Steadicam Operator

Des Whelan

Camera Operator

Scott Wolf

Sound Editor

Film Details

Also Known As
War Stories
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
War
Period
Adaptation
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Paramount Pictures; Showtime Networks; Showtime Networks
Distribution Company
Paramount Home Media; Showtime Networks
Location
Portugal

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States June 4, 1997

Aired in United States May 25, 1997

Released in United States on Video November 11, 1997

Shown at Seattle Film Festival June 4, 1997.

Estimated budget: $4,000,000.

Telecast as a presentation of "War Stories," a series of telefilms for Showtime which dramatize short stories exploring war.