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We Have a Pope (2011) More at IMDbPro »Habemus Papam (original title)

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We Have a Pope -- A comic and fictional exploration of the emotional struggles of a newly-elected pope coming to terms with the demands of his position
We Have a Pope -- When Melville, a cardinal, suddenly finds himself elected as the next Pope, he panics as he's presented to the faithful in St. Peter's Square.  To prevent a world wide crisis, the Vatican's spokesman calls in an unlikely psychiatrist who is neither religious or all that committed to find out what is wrong with the new Pope.


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A story centered on the relationship between the newly elected Pope and his therapist. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Michel Piccoli ... Il papa

Jerzy Stuhr ... Il portavoce

Renato Scarpa ... Cardinal Gregori
Franco Graziosi ... Cardinal Bollati
Camillo Milli ... Cardinal Pescardona
Roberto Nobile ... Cardinal Cevasco
Ulrich von Dobschütz ... Cardinal Brummer
Gianluca Gobbi ... Guardia svizzera

Nanni Moretti ... Lo psicoanalista

Margherita Buy ... La psicoanalista
Camilla Ridolfi ... Bambina

Leonardo Della Bianca ... Giulio
Dario Cantarelli ... Attore
Manuela Mandracchia ... Attrice
Rossana Mortara ... Attrice
Teco Celio ... Attore
Roberto De Francesco ... Attore
Chiara Causa ... Attrice
Mario Santella ... Cerimoniere
Toni Laudadio ... Capo gendarmeria (as Tony Laudadio)
Enrico Ianniello ... Giornalista
Cecilia Dazzi ... Mamma
Lucia Mascino ... Commessa

Massimo Verdastro ... Vaticanista
Giulia Giordano ... Ragazza al bar
Francesco Brandi ... Barista
Giovanni Ludeno ... Portiere
Salvatore Miscio ... Prete
Salvatore Dell'Aquila ... Medico
Peter Boom ... Cardinale (as John Peter Boom)
Erik Merino ... Cardinale
Harold Bradley ... Cardinale
Jelle Bruinsma ... Cardinale (as Jalle Bruinsma)
Alfredo Cairo ... Cardinale
Leonardo Maddalena ... Ragazzo in autobus
Mauro Casanica ... Cardinale
Somasiry Jayamanne ... Cardinale
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Piero Delfino Pesce ... Cardinale

Massimo Dobrovic ... Guardia svizzera
Lorenzo Lucchi
Marco Lupi
Maurizio Mannoni ... Himself
Franco Moscon ... Cardinale
Riccardo Sinibaldi ... Attore

Laurence Belgrave ... Cardinale (uncredited)

Pope John Paul II ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Nanni Moretti 
Writing credits
Nanni Moretti (written by) and
Francesco Piccolo (written by) and
Federica Pontremoli (written by)

Produced by
Jean Labadie .... producer
Nanni Moretti .... producer
Domenico Procacci .... producer
Original Music by
Franco Piersanti 
Cinematography by
Alessandro Pesci 
Film Editing by
Esmeralda Calabria 
Production Design by
Paola Bizzarri 
Set Decoration by
Laura Casalini 
Costume Design by
Lina Nerli Taviani 
Makeup Department
Massimo Allinoro .... additional hair stylist
Giammarco Gaeta .... hair stylist
Raffaella Iorio .... makeup artist
Silvia Persica .... makeup artist
Roberta Picconi .... makeup artist
Production Management
Fabrizio Amato .... unit manager
Alessandro Del Vecchio .... production secretary
Ezio Orita .... production manager
Andrea Piazza .... production secretary
Cortesi Pierpaolo .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barbara Daniele .... first assistant director
Natalia Fago .... assistant director
Ciro Scognamiglio .... assistant director
Giorgio Servillo .... third assistant director
Art Department
Giorgio Barullo .... head painter
D'Ubaldi Cinzia .... digital intermediate assistant
Erminio Lauri .... art department
David Orlandelli .... storyboard artist
Melina Ormando .... first assistant art director
Gianpaolo Rifino .... assistant art director
Claudio Stefani .... property master
Sound Department
Laurent Boudaud .... re-recording mixer
Simone Carnesecchi .... boom operator
Andrea Caucci .... sound effects editor
Alberto Doni .... sound mixer
Saverio Lancia .... sound effects editor
Paolo Pucci .... sound effects editor
Alessandro Zanon .... sound
Special Effects by
Tiberio Angeloni .... special effects coordinator
Franco Galiano .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Gilberto Arpioni .... compositor
Francesca Baiardi .... visual effects coordinator
Andrea Baracca .... digital artist
Francesca Bellettato .... compositor
Chiara Costantino .... compositor (as Chiara Costantini)
Francesco Dell'Anna .... digital compositor
Stefano Ferrera .... visual effects artist
Saul Galbiati .... compositor
Denis Kosar .... compositor
Ali Moravec .... compositor
Jirí Sindelár .... compositor
Guido Tognoni .... visual effects artist
Ruggero Tomasino .... compositor
Mario Zanot .... visual effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Mauro Belli .... electrician
Alessandro Brambilla .... steadicam operator
Emiliano Canevari Intoppa .... focus puller camera "b"
Emanuele Chiari .... additional camera operator
Roberto De Nigris .... camera operator
Aniello Grieco .... additional camera operator: HD
Marco Sacerdoti .... b camera operator
Fabrizio Vicari .... camera operator
Davide Zanetti .... additional assistant camera
Valerio Evangelista .... steadicam operator (uncredited)
Luciano Teolis .... additional first assistant camera (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gaia Calderone .... assistant costume designer
Caterina Micheli .... costume assistant
Silvia Segoloni .... set costumer
Alexandra Toesca .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Andrea Baracca .... colorist
D'Ubaldi Cinzia .... digital intermediate assistant
Dario Di Vito .... post-production producer
Music Department
Angelo Giovagnoli .... orchestra coordinator
Giannandrea Mazza .... music pre-production
Roma Film Orchestra .... music performed by
Transportation Department
Paolo Bernardini .... production driver
Other crew
Paola Bonelli .... script supervisor
Bruno Di Bartolomei .... accountant
Maurizio Di Bartolomei .... cashier
Marco Ferreri .... crowd marshall
Cristina Giubbetti .... cinecittà liaison
Alessandro Luzi .... cashier
Andrea Sproviero Andersson .... special extras coordinator
Emanuela Valente .... accountant
Elisabetta Olmi .... thanks

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Also Known As:
"Habemus Papam" - Italy (original title)
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102 min
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
great prophetic movie, 20 March 2013
Author: mateo montoya from United States

I saw the movie a few days ago and, even though I did not like the ending, I gave a 9/10, because I loved how the Cardinals were made to look so godly and so human at the same time. Michel Piccoli did such great acting.

Last but not least, besides being very entertaining, the movie now has proved to be prophetic, as Pope Benedict has resigned to everyone's surprise. That alone makes this movie, a great movie.

PS: For the person who wrote: "Waste of time, written by an atheist so what do you expect", and then complains of "an insult to all Believers". I am not an atheist; I believe in God. But my thinking brain felt deeply insulted as I was reading the rant.

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