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The Two Popes (2019)

Comedy, Drama, Biography

Director: Fernando Meirelles
Writer: Anthony McCarten
Starring: Luis Gnecco, Jonathan Pryce, Anthony Hopkins, Juan Minujín

"Hannibal Lecter meets the High Sparrow."

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.

Plot summary from IMDb: Behind Vatican walls, the conservative Pope Benedict and the liberal future Pope Francis must find common ground to forge a new path for the Catholic Church.

Awards: Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 9 wins & 41 nominations.
Runtime: 125 min



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