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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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12 wins & 12 nominations See more »
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A light-hearted piece on worries and responsibilities 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
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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102 min
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24 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
A light-hearted piece on worries and responsibilities, 9 April 2012
Author: squidesquide from Brazil

Every comment I see about Habemus Papam seems to focus a little too much on the depiction of the Catholic Church and its figures of authority, maybe because of the title. Let it go, it's not a critical movie of the religious institution, and it's certainly not a mocking of anyone's faith.

It is actually a story about a man's confrontation with great responsibilities, set in a very peculiar yet strangely believable scenario.

I'd say that the central plot and general feeling of the story could be reasonably translated into a different setting. The Catholic Church replaced with a government, the newly-elected Pope replaced with the newly-elected or crowned leader, etc. Maybe a different setting would fall short trying to depict the seriousness of the situation - can you think of a higher position of authority than that of the Pope? -, and maybe it wouldn't be such a charismatic movie if all the central influential characters weren't light-hearted old men, such as the cardinals in this instance... but it could definitely be done.

There are several high points in this movie, most of them straightforward enough that you don't have to be a cinema-nut to appreciate. The acting is terrific, the general quality is comparable with the most hyped Hollywood films (I'm guessing that not needing helicopters, extreme CGI and explosions really helps keeping the budget low). I'm not an 'artsy cinema nut' - and I loved it. (In fact, liking it so much and finding only reviews about it being about 'the Pope' bothered me, that's why I registered to write this review).

Anyway, this was different from everything I had ever seen before, and always in a good way. Well, at least never in a bad one! There is indeed some kind of fresh entertainment and novelty in knowing that your finely tuned powers of plot prediction are useless against a storyteller's unusual way of telling an interesting story. I don't even know who this storyteller is, but assuming it is the director Moretti - he did a good job.

Maybe a more 'conventional' viewer, if there is such a thing, might be unsatisfied because of the peculiarities - some open ended scenes, even one untied subplot; unexplained character reactions that seem entirely sincere nonetheless. While I noticed these things, they didn't annoy me enough to detract from the general experience. And as long as you watch it without a 'conventional viewer's' mindset and expectations, I can almost guarantee that you will be pleasantly entertained.

Let me clarify: don't expect situation jokes. Don't expect an inner journey into the darkness of a hero's troubled dark soul. Don't expect a wacky incarnation of comic relief. And let me repeat this one more time: you don't have to be an 'artsy cinema nut' to enjoy it; just don't expect to be presented to the same old situations and movie gimmicks.

It's actually worth a lot more than just for it's quirkiness, but if for nothing else, watch this so you can briefly purge your mind of the sameness that plagues the screens.

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