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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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Details

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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Sacher Film,Fandango,Le Pacte See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cardinal Ravasi forbade Nanni Moretti to film at the Vatican. See more »

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Todo Cambia
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Not fun. A sweet but solemn and incomplete elegy
30 August 2015 | by altereggonycSee all my reviews

I would rate this film a four. But I would give a zero to the people who caused it to be labeled a comedy. Yes, the premise could have been comedic. A pope in need of therapy? One thinks of movies like Analyze This with Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal. But there is little comic about the way the pope's need for therapy is handled here. A pope trying to flee his responsibilities by pretending to be someone else? Perhaps you might expect an Italian farce, a la Roberto Benigni. Again, you will be disappointed.

This movie is definitely not "A story centered on the relationship between the newly elected Pope and his therapist." The Pope spends very little time with his therapist and there is no "relationship."

This is a bittersweet meditation about what happens when a confused, inarticulate man, suffering from (perhaps justified) feelings of inadequacy, is given a huge responsibility. There are no laughs, and there are only a few potentially comic situations that could have been much funnier than they were. At most, you could call a three or four sentences of the dialogue "wry." The plot isn't much to speak of either. The church is treated with too much reverence, as though any sort of satire is too risky. Even devout Catholics will wonder about the missed opportunities. (A random episode of Father Brown takes more good-natured satiric risks than this whole film, and it's a detective series.)

If you go in expecting a melodrama, a character study, a premise for a story without much of a story, you may enjoy the fine acting, the scenery, and the elegiac mood. If you are expecting humor, fun, satire, and the satisfaction of a story well told, you are going to be puzzled.


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