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In 1458, five years after the fall of Constantinople to the Turk, eighteen cardinals met in Rome to elect a new pope. A 27-year-old Spanish cardinal, Rodrigo Borgia, learns to play a very dangerous game; how to survive his first conclave.

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Christoph Schrewe

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Paul Donovan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Manu Fullola ... Rodrigo Borgia
Brian Blessed ... Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini
James Faulkner ... Cardinal Guillaume D'Estouteville
Rolf Kanies ... Cardinal Bessarion
Holger Kunkel Holger Kunkel ... Cardinal Alain D'Avignon
Peter Guinness ... Cardinal Latino Orsini
Nicholas Irons Nicholas Irons ... Prospero Colonna
Brian Downey ... Cardinal Juan De Mella
Lolo Herrero Lolo Herrero ... Pedro Luis Borgia
Gaetano Carotenuto Gaetano Carotenuto ... Captain Gaetono
Matthias Koeberlin Matthias Koeberlin ... Guiliano Della Rovere
Nora Tschirner ... Vanozza
Joseph Rutten Joseph Rutten ... Pope Calixtus III (as Joe Rutten)
Andrew Keilty Andrew Keilty ... Young Priest
Stacy Smith ... Pantasilia (as Stacey Smith)
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No cardinal other than Silvius Aeneas Piccolomini ever recorded the secret courtroom-like proceedings of a papal conclave. Based on his diary, "The Conclave" brings to life the gripping and surprisingly relevant events of the Conclave of 1458. Written by Brother Randor

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In the Holy See domestic affairs can be deadly


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16 February 2007 (Poland) See more »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Even though this film paints Rodrigo Borja as being 27 years old, he was actually 61 years old at the time of the 1492 conclave. See more »

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A 15th Century "12 Angry Men"
9 August 2006 | by persandlandnielsenSee all my reviews

A treat for history buffs who like their movies to absorb rather just entertain. The combination of sophistry and brutality paints a picture of the age in which it is set. Cardinals with mistresses, and low scruples in arm-twisting confrontation over the election of the new pope pits the shrewd but earthy Piccolomin (played in character by Brian Blessed) against the ruthless and brilliant D'Estouteville (James Faulkner). The plot includes promises of royal patronage, rival families asserting threats, and anti-Spanish killing. Should be familiar to all politicians with promises to make and break.

It is a 15th Century "12 Angry Men", in this case 18.


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