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We Have a Pope

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 41 min.

Plot Summary
A therapist (Nanni Moretti) is called in when a newly appointed pope (Michel Piccoli) refuses to accept the mantle of responsibility.

Cast: Michel Piccoli , Jerzy Stuhr , Renato Scarpa , Franco Graziosi , Camillo Milli , Roberto Nobile , Ulrich von Dobschutz , Gianluca Gobbi

Director: Nanni Moretti

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Sundance Selects

We Have a Pope (2011)

Release Date: April 6th, 2012|1 hr. 41 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 3 )
  • Piccoli gives the film a depth it perhaps doesn't deserve. show more

  • It's more of a character study, insightful and nuanced, about a man grappling with a profound sense of inadequacy, questioning himself. In many ways, We Have a Pope recalls last year's Oscar winner, "The King's Speech": Someone who doesn't feel up to the job fate has handed him, and then struggling to come to terms with it. show more

  • Meticulous staging and Piccoli's world-weary presence balance any silliness, making the issues here feel relevant and real. The method is not pointed political satire but gentle enlightenment. show more

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  • May 17, 2012 Eva
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    This was a very thoughtful and out-of-the-box film. If you are an agnostic or a humanist or even a believer, this movie strikes a chord. It was humorous, thoughtful, and brilliant scenery.

  • April 13, 2012 Susi
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    Good film. Interesting plot. Well-directed. Amusing. A little confusing in parts, but overall it exceeds many of the films currently out there. I would give it 3.5 stars.

  • April 07, 2012 onermp
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    Boring boring boring, unless you enjoy watching a bunch of feeble old men in red coats. I would not give this even one star, but I had to. PASS!!!

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