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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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Nanni Moretti (written by) and
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15 April 2011 (Italy) See more »
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Cast

  (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
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
 
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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102 min
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Moretti, the Woody Allen of Italian cinema, 28 January 2014
Author: Jugu Abraham (jugu_abraham@yahoo.co.uk) from Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Nanni Moretti is the Woody Allen of Italian cinema.

Just as Woody Allen would have dealt with Jewish subjects, Moretti is concerned with what makes the world of papacy tick in the Vatican and looks at the subject from a psychoanalyst's point of view and as a citizen of the neighboring city of Rome.

It is not surprising that Moretti himself plays the cheeky role of the best psychoanalyst in Italy, who has separated from his wife (who in her turn thinks she is a better psychoanalyst than her husband and is having an affair outside her marriage with yet another psychoanalyst). Even her two kids seem to be psychoanalysts in the making. Even one of the Cardinals is surviving with the help of an incredibly potent anti- depressant, an indirect swipe at the mental condition of some of the Cardinals!

The Pope-elect suffers from an inferiority complex that his sister was chosen as an actress in a play when he so desperately wanted to act in the play himself (a mirror image of the squabbling kids of the lady psychoanalyst in her car). Decades later he identifies himself as an actor going through a mental crisis.

Moretti means well. Moretti is interesting even when he attempts to point out quite correctly the myriad psychoanalytical situations that populate the Bible. There is visual psychoanalytic comedy, too, when Jerzy Stuhr's character receives a call from the Pope-elect and involuntarily stands up in respect as though his boss, the Pope, were standing in front of him.

While Moretti succeeds in getting amazing and credible performances from Michel Piccoli and Jerzy Stuhr (who are anyway great performers), Moretti is out of his depth in portraying a bunch Cardinals as pathetic, low-IQ human beings who sulk in front of a psychoanalyst. While there may be a few among the Cardinals who fit that bill, the majority of them are well-read, intelligent, above-average individuals who might be dogged in their views but all the same are quite capable of resisting the wiles of a psychoanalyst.

The best aside in the film for me was Moretti's comment that "gas" for your kitchen and heating is cheaper in the Vatican than in Rome and that you can get many goods including medicines there that you cannot get in Rome.

Moretti is good at being able to bring out his views without offending anyone but he, despite his best intentions, unfortunately never can be considered as one of the best directors in Italy. But he can take comfort that he made Mr Piccoli give a superb performance in his own film.

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