Restless Heart - The Confessions of Augustine

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2012

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Filmed in Europe, RESTLESS HEART is the first full-length feature movie on St. Augustine. Born in North Africa, Augustine studied in Carthage, becoming an accomplished but dissolute orator. After converting to Manichaeism, a guilt-free religion, he was called to the imperial court in Milan to serve as an opponent to the Christian Bishop Ambrose. But when the Empress Justina sent imperial guards to clear out a basilica where Augustine's mother, Monica, was worshipping, her constant prayers and the witness of Ambrose won him over to Christianity. Serving in Hippo in 430 AD, Bishop Augustine urged the Roman garrison to negotiate with the Vandal King Genseric, but they proudly refused. He passed up a chance to escape on a ship, and stayed by the side of his people.

RESTLESS HEART uses a historic backdrop to tell the true story of one of the Catholic Church's most beloved and well-known Saints. Its message is as timely today as it was only a few generations after Jesus walked on Earth. It is the story of one who pursues fame and fortune without a moral compass - and the changes that occur when events lead him to see the light. It also chronicles the collapse of the Roman world and how Augustine laid the intellectual foundations of what became Europe.

Directed by the acclaimed Christian Duguay, the cast includes Franco Nero, Alessandro Preziosi, Monica Guerritore and Johannes Brandrup.

The set includes the 133 minute theatrical film, 203 full-length original version and 24 page book and study guide.

 

 

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