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The Two Popes

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.

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Summary

Frustrated with the direction of the church, Cardinal Bergoglio requests permission to retire in 2012 from Pope Benedict. 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.

Details

Director
Fernando Meirelles
Cast
Jonathan PryceAnthony HopkinsSidney ColeJuan MinujínFederico TorreMatthew T. ReynoldsMaría UcedoLibero De RienzoLuis GneccoCristina BanegasPope FrancisPope Benedict XVI
Genres
Drama, Comedy, History
Country
USA
Language
English, French, Italian, Latin, German, Portuguese, Spanish
Available
Dec 20 2019
Duration
125min
Release Year
2019

Review

"The Two Popes" tells the story of one of the most consequential moments in the history of the Catholic Church with subtlety and grace, including two of the finest performances of the year.

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