I personally think the 1989 movie 'Francesco' is a turkey, it misses the point. I would like to be able to find some redeeming qualities to the movie to say, "ah yes, it shows the realism of the times". Some people do seem to like it just like some other controversial movies are enjoyed by a few people but I just don't get it. Furthermore, sorry to be a wet blanket but I'd have to rate it "O" for being "offensive" in parts.
I guess we really enjoy our "Holy Movies" to treat the main character as very sacred as in movies like "The greatest story ever told", "A man for all seasons" and so on. Perhaps this is another movie that has not been widely viewed by the public.