The Two Popes is a 2019 biographical drama film directed by Fernando Meirelles.
The starring cast includes Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Pryce, Juan Minujín, Luis Gnecco, Sidney Cole, Lisandro Fiks, Willie Jonah, Achille Brugnini, Federico Torre, Germán de Silva and others.
Netflix on Tuesday, November 05, 2019 released the trailer:
The Two Popes | Official Trailer | Netflix.
In April 2005, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Jonathan Pryce), the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, is called to Vatican City after the death of Pope John Paul II to elect a new pope. German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (Anthony Hopkins) is elected Pope Benedict XVI; Bergoglio receives the second-highest vote count. Seven years later, the Catholic Church is embroiled in the Vatican leaks scandal, and Benedict's tenure has been tainted by public accusations regarding his role in the coverup.
Bergoglio has submitted his resignation as archbishop, but the Vatican has not responded. As he prepares to go to Rome and personally deliver his resignation, he is summoned to Vatican City. Bergoglio and Benedict meet at the Palace of Castel Gandolfo, the Pope's summer residence. The two debate the roles of God and the church. Benedict recounts what led him to the priesthood and talks about his interests. The two watch Benedict's favorite TV show, Kommissar Rex, which further delays their discussion about Bergoglio's resignation.
Bergoglio recounts his early life and path into the church. He ended his marital engagement and joined the Jesuits. He was met by Father Franz Jalics (Lisandro Fiks) and Father Orlando Yorio (Germán de Silva), who become his spiritual friends. Benedict rejects Bergoglio's resignation, saying the world would perceive it as a vote of no confidence in his leadership and weaken the Catholic Church. Benedict and Bergoglio put aside their differences and chat informally, gradually warming to each other.
The next day, the two go to the Vatican by helicopter. Benedict continues to avoid discussing Bergoglio's resignation. Benedict meets with Bergoglio in the Room of Tears within the Sistine Chapel, where he confides his intention to resign the papacy. Shocked, Bergoglio objects and argues for church tradition and continuity. Benedict says his opinions regarding tradition are different now and believes change is essential. Benedict says Bergoglio could be his successor, but Bergoglio rejects the idea, citing the perception that he had collaborated with the Argentine military dictatorship, and his failure to protect his friends and confront the junta may have damaged his reputation. Following the "Dirty War", Bergoglio was removed as head of the Argentinian Society of Jesus and exiled to serve as an ordinary parish priest to the poor for the next ten years.
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The film The Two Popes was scheduled to be released on August 31, 2019 (Telluride), on November 27, 2019 (United States), on November 29, 2019 (United Kingdom), on December 12, 2019 (Hungary) and on December 20, 2019 (United Kingdom) by Netflix, Mozinet, Creative Programs, Energía Entusiasta and Odeon.
The duration of the film is 125 minutes. The film grossed over $758,711.
The film The Two Popes is rated with "PG-13" rating.
The Two Popes got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.6/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 89/100.
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