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We Have a Pope (2011)

Habemus Papam (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 15 April 2011 (Italy)
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A story centered on the relationship between the newly elected Pope and his therapist.

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Nanni Moretti
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Piccoli ... Il papa
Jerzy Stuhr ... Il portavoce
Renato Scarpa ... Cardinal Gregori
Franco Graziosi Franco Graziosi ... Cardinal Bollati
Camillo Milli Camillo Milli ... Cardinal Pescardona
Roberto Nobile ... Cardinal Cevasco
Ulrich von Dobschütz Ulrich von Dobschütz ... Cardinal Brummer
Gianluca Gobbi Gianluca Gobbi ... Guardia svizzera
Nanni Moretti ... Lo psicoanalista
Margherita Buy ... La psicoanalista
Camilla Ridolfi Camilla Ridolfi ... Bambina
Leonardo Della Bianca ... Giulio
Dario Cantarelli Dario Cantarelli ... Attore
Manuela Mandracchia Manuela Mandracchia ... Attrice
Rossana Mortara Rossana Mortara ... Attrice
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Storyline

At the Vatican, following the demise of the Pope, the conclave to elect his successor settles on Cardinal Melville. But the faithful gathered in St Peter's Square wait in vain for the new Pope to step out on the balcony. What is going on? Behind the thick walls of the Vatican panic has set in. After uttering a terrible howl of fear, the Cardinal refuses the office. The officials do everything to try to reason with Melville, including a psychoanalyst, appointed by the Vatican... Do we really have a Pope? Written by Guy Bellinger

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian | German | Latin | English | Spanish | Polish | French

Release Date:

15 April 2011 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

€9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€1,298,524 (Italy), 17 April 2011, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,368, 8 April 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$480,926, 10 June 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,157,875, 31 December 2011
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

French visa # 124.504. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.18 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Todo Cambia
Written by Julio Numhauser
Performed by Mercedes Sosa
Warner Chappell Music Argentina / Warner Chappell Music Italiana
1984 Polygram Discos
Courtesy of Universal Music Italia
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great prophetic movie
20 March 2013 | by mateomontoya56See all my reviews

I saw the movie a few days ago and, even though I did not like the ending, I gave a 9/10, because I loved how the Cardinals were made to look so godly and so human at the same time. Michel Piccoli did such great acting.

Last but not least, besides being very entertaining, the movie now has proved to be prophetic, as Pope Benedict has resigned to everyone's surprise. That alone makes this movie, a great movie.

PS: For the person who wrote: "Waste of time, written by an atheist so what do you expect", and then complains of "an insult to all Believers". I am not an atheist; I believe in God. But my thinking brain felt deeply insulted as I was reading the rant.


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