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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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Release Date:
15 April 2011 (Italy) See more »
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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
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
 
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
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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15 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Habemus really?, 31 October 2011
Author: chaos-rampant from Greece

This is going to be one of the most watchable films of the year, a conversation piece to shoot the breeze around religion. It is about a new Pope elect who, after the elaborate ritual has drawn thousands of people in anxious anticipation outside the Holy See, discovers that he cannot go out on the balcony and give his blessing. He cannot be what he's expected to be.

So the eye turns inwards for self-discovery. On that level the film adopts a tone of melancholy yearning. It is sad, just to see a man weighed down by the will of god, possibly dismayed at the silence. On the flipside it is funny, when all the ordained officials are worried about is the ceremonial shibboleth or a cup of cappuccino. It is generally bittersweet with old life greeting itself from a pulpit that demands closure, revelation. Meanwhile conjecture and idle speculation are continuously throughout the film being blabbed from the TV.

But does it matter, which is to say can it weigh down on us or instill a silence in which to seek our words? I'm not just idling here, what I mean is this; although enjoyable on a very plain level, melancholy with red curtains fluttering in absence, and since it competed with both Tree of Life and Melancholia this year at Cannes, does it offer its own ascetic images to contemplate?

The answer is likely no, but not for failing to provide opportunities. Exemplified in two instances, double perspectives both; one is of course at the beginning, with outside the triumph and celebration of organized faith, faith in god's will, but from inside there is only the confused, agitated mind of a plain man who must embody that will. The other is when the cardinals rejoice that the Pope is finally doing better; but of course, from our perspective, we know that inside the chambers is only an even more plain man as substitute, baffled at his newfound importance. He stages behind the papal curtains a play of light and shadow for the gathered congregation outside, this is a fitting image of what Moretti is looking to exemplify.

So in both cases we are directed to recognize a charade of profoundest deception or false hope. Where god should be made manifest, we have instead the same hapless poor schmucks as the rest of us. There is no higher wisdom, atheists will rejoice in this. Another opinion is that his depiction of cardinals, despite the odd sour face, as kindly old men, overgrown children really, is not as scathing as some might have hoped.

But the old man heard at the sermon, about the wisdom that comes from humility. Some weighs we let fall on our shoulders, because there's no two ways around it. So even though this spiritual absence becomes deafening in the finale, I just cannot embrace any of it.

Catholicism may or may not deserve our modern scorn, but faith isn't doctrine. Faith being a personal attainment, it is not an old man greeting us from a balcony.

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