We Have a Pope (2012)
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as Cardinale Melville /...
as Marcin Raijski
as Cardinale Gregori
as Cardinale Bollati
as Cardinale Pescardona
as Cardinale Cevasco
as Cardinal brummer
as Swiss Guard #1
as Attore #1
as Attrice #1
as Attrice #2
as Attore #2
as Attore #3
as Attrice #3
as Capo gendarmeria
as Ragazza al bar
as Ragazzo in autobus
as Cardinale #1
as Cardinale #2
as Cardinale #3
as Cardinale #4
as Cardinale #5
as Cardinale #6
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as Girl At The Bar
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Critic Reviews for We Have a Pope
Always the star of his movies, even when he shouldn't be, the atheist Moretti gets caught up in his own papal bull. But Piccoli's blessed empathy prevails.
This is rich material that Moretti mines for both superficial absurdity and deep pathos. But he refuses to forge an orthodox happy ending, let alone a tinny satire.
We Have a Pope takes its shots at the institution of the Catholic Church, but this is by no means a scathing satire. It's more of a character study, insightful and nuanced, about a man grappling with a profound sense of inadequacy, questioning himself.
"We Have a Pope" is a nuanced, moving and profoundly humane exploration of doubt, faith, weakness and resolve.
Audience Reviews for We Have a Pope
Even with Piccoli in a strong performance, this drama doesn't live up to the promise of its premise. While the first half is efficient and has a good pace, the second part is disjointed, dragging with no direction and going nowhere. Besides, Moretti's character seems completely useless here.
What a wonderful film. Shame that it didn't get more recognition in Cannes. Cloaked in humor, this is nonetheless a serious look at a religious leader's internal quest for personal truth. The humility shown is precisely what the Church needs, but... it's merely a film... Michel Piccolli at his very best!
As the Papal Conclave wears on, it appears that there is no clear frontrunner which might have something to do with nobody really wanting the promotion. Eventually, the name of Cardinal Melville(Michel Piccoli) takes precedence and wins out. At the worst possible moment right before being introduced to the faithful, he has an anxiety attack. After a time of waiting for him to recover his senses, the cardinals get restless, with the Austrlian contingent wanting to go over the wall to do a little sightseeing. So, while the powers that be read them the rule book, they also bend them a little to bring in a famed psychologist(Nanni Moretti, who also directed and co-wrote).
First off, a disclaimer. "We Have a Pope" really has no problems with the Catholic Church or anybody associated with it. Yes, there is a little white lying and conniving but absolutely no global conspiracies, so hopefully nobody's going to hell.(Still, what the Church would do with the ending and the volleyball tournament is beyond me.) Rather, with amiable good humor, Nanni Moretti shrugs as he wonders what all the fuss is about.(To quote him, he is always harder on himself in his films than others.) More is the shame considering the awful pressure the cardinals are under with such lofty expectations. And don't forget; one should always be vigilant towards those seeking power.
We Have a Pope Quotes
|Cardinal Melville:||I have a parental deficit. But I don't know what it is.|
|Female Psychotherapist:||What do you do?|
|Cardinal Melville:||I'm an actor.|
|Cardinal Melville:||I can't do this.|
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