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The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968) was a Drama Film directed by Michael Anderson .

Academy Awards 1968 --- Ceremony Number 41 (source: AMPAS)

Best Art DirectionArt Direction: George W. Davis, Edward CarfagnoNominated
Best Music - ScoringAlex NorthNominated

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The Elder Pope: There is a legend about you. That once you were asked to deny the faith, and they tied up seven priests and shot them, shot them before your eyes. And still you would not deny the faith. Is that story true?
Kiril Lakota: I try not to look back on that, or other days, Holiness.
The Elder Pope: God is with you, my Brother. I believe that God has sent you. Trust us to make the best use of you. But first, you must be honored.
[Hold up the red cap of a cardinal]
The Elder Pope: Kneel.
[Lakota kneels]
The Elder Pope: You are created cardinal-priest in the title of Saint Athanasius.

Kiril Lakota: Though I speak with the tongues of men and angels, and not charity, I am become a sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. Though I have all faith so that I could remove mountains and have not charity, I am nothing.

Kiril Lakota: You know, David, for many men belief is a place to crawl for safety. Of course, they will fear and accuse. Your writings are a danger to their safety.

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The coronation tiara worn by the new pope in this movie, is actually a copy of the actual coronation tiara worn by Pope Paul VI.
After the arrival at the airport in Rome and inside the terminal, the speaker announces the arrival of Scandinavian Airlines flight SK681 from Moscow and Copenhagen. SK681 still operates from Copenhagen in 2011, leaving at 11:15 and arriving at 13:50.
Although it is never mentioned or indicated at any point in the film, the story is actually set 20 years in the future.
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