An intimate story of one of the most dramatic transitions of power in the last 2,000 years. Frustrated with the direction of the church, Cardinal Bergoglio (Jonathan Pryce) requests permission to retire in 2012 from Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins). Instead, facing scandal and self-doubt, the introspective Pope Benedict summons his harshest critic and future successor to Rome to reveal a secret that would shake the foundations of the Catholic Church. Behind Vatican walls, a struggle commences between both tradition and progress, guilt and forgiveness, as these two very different men confront their pasts in order to find common ground and forge a future for a billion followers around the world. Inspired by true events.Written by
Premiered at the 2019 Telluride Film Festival in August. It then enjoyed a brief theatrical window before arriving on Netflix in December. See more »
In one scene, after a long discussion, Pope Benedict gives Pope Frances a CD of Abbey Road. The background music then chimes the music and lyrics of "Blackbird," which is from the album the Beatles released before Abbey Road, The Beatles ("White Album") See more »
Um, I am trying to get the Wi-Fi in here. You know how it works?
S, si. I'm trying to make a booking, and apparently, the only way it can be done is online. Can you help me at all?
Of course, Holy Father...
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During the end credits, the title characters watch the 2014 FIFA World Cup final. See more »
I just watched this at TIFF, and thought it was a very charming film. The performances by Pryce and Hopkins were exceptional - very humorous, and the subtleties of there characters made for a fascinating chemistry. Highly recommended!
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