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Genre Drama
Running Time 100 min
MPAA rating Unrated
Release Date Apr 6, 2012
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We Have a Pope (Habemus Papam)

Melville is a cardinal who suddenly finds himself elected as the next Pope. Never the front runner and completely caught off guard, 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. As the world nervously waits outside, inside the therapist tries to find a solution. But Cardinal Melville is adamant:… Show more

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April 13, 2012 - Boston.com - By Ty Burr, Globe Staff

The title of Nanni Moretti’s new film, “We Have a Pope,” comes from the Latin “Habemus Papam,” the pronouncement by Vatican officials that a new supreme pontiff has been chosen. It’s also something of a sick joke. During the early scenes, when the camera imagines what goes on in the top-secret elective process known as the conclave, we hear the inner voices of the world’s assembled cardinals, each begging God to pick someone else. When a compromise candidate is elected — a mild-mannered French cleric named Melville (Michel Piccoli) — it’s only a matter of time before he runs screaming from the room. Who wouldn’t want to be the pope?

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