430 A.D. The Roman Empire is beginning to crumble. TheVandals and other marauding tribes spill through the gaps inRoman defenses. And one of the greatest saints of theChristian church stands between his flock and the barbarianinvaders. As he attempts to negotiate between the proudRoman authorities and the implacable Vandal king, BishopAugustine recalls his own life before Christianity... Inthis stirring and epic new film on the life of St. Augustineof Hippo, follow the great saint as he rises from hisreckless days as a youth to his accomplishments as arenowned but dissolute orator. Though worldly success andriches come his way, including a position in the imperialcourt of Milan, satisfaction and peace elude him. It takes aconfrontation with the Christian bishop Ambrose and thecountless prayers offered by his patient mother, Monica, tobreak through his intellectual pride. Starring AlessandroPreziosi, Monica Guerritore, Johannes Bandrup, and FrancoNero.