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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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Director:
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Nanni Moretti (written by) and
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Release Date:
15 April 2011 (Italy) See more »
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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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Awards:
12 wins & 12 nominations See more »
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Imperfect but deep and perceptive See more (31 total) »

Cast

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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
 
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
 
Sound Department
Laurent Boudaud .... sound 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 Costantini .... compositor
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
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
Alessandro Luzi .... cashier
Emanuela Valente .... accountant
 
Thanks
Elisabetta Olmi .... thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"Habemus Papam" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
102 min
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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Imperfect but deep and perceptive, 6 July 2012
Author: Olivo Miotto from Bangkok, Thailand

This film has had a very diverse range of reviews, and this is probably because its full appreciation requires a finger on the pulse of the Catholic world.

Moretti makes a statement about the current state of the Church, which behind its omnipotent facade seems to be unable to truly face the challenges of remaining relevant to its followers. Rather than set up an intricate political plot of intrigue and betrayal, Moretti chooses to represent this powerlessness through a single person, an unassuming cardinal who feels unable to take on the responsibility. At the same time, though, he reveals that the state of unease is widespread among the cardinals, who dread the thought of having to take on this leadership, as much as the thought of losing their leader.

A banal way forward would have been for the cardinals to turn against each other, or against the Pope; instead, here they find relief in reverting to games and simple everyday activities, as if the isolation inside the Vatican walls is lifting an unbearable oppression from them, as they can do normal things as normal people do.

The film has several imperfections, and one feels sometimes the story gets somewhat contorted, especially when the new Pope rekindles his old love for the theatre. Still, it is a visually attractive film, sensitively scripted and well acted.

This is a surprisingly sympathetic film made by a non-believer who is often critical of the Church. Moretti is appreciative of the magnitude of the problem faced by the church, but most of all one has the impression that he cares deeply about the people involved: those on the balcony, those behind the curtains and especially those down below, in the square.

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