This week, at the Venice Film Festival, American director Abel Ferrara will show his latest movie, "Padre Pio," which is about Italy's most beloved saint.

The drama tells the story of one part of the famous Italian Saint's life at the end of World War I. As soldiers came back from the war, they told people all over the country about Padre Pio and his supernatural abilities.

The mystic Capuchin monk was drafted into the army in 1915, but he was let out a year later because he was sick.  

In 1916, the young priest said that he had "stigmata" wounds. Pio said he bled on his hands, feet, and sides and got scars just like Jesus Christ did when he was on the cross.

Later, the Catholic Church said the marks were real. 
The movie starts when Padre Pio (played by award-winning actor Shia LeBoeuf) arrives at a Capuchin monastery in San Giovanni

a small town in the south of Italy. The town was still a relic of Italy's feudal past when the Catholic Church and wealthy landowners tried to hold on to power as factory workers and

peasants went on strike to start Italy's post-war socialist movement. 
When the socialists won a local election in 1920 and the conservatives refused to accept the results,

social unrest broke out and led to a massacre that not many people know about. On October 14, 1920, when the winning socialists

tried to put up their red flag on City Hall and install their new mayor, the police killed 14 people and hurt 80 others. Some historians, like Ferrara, say that the "Massacre of San Giovanni Rotondo" was the cause of militant fascism in Italy

"The fact that the massacre and Padre Pio's stigmata happened at the same time and in the same place

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