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.

Watch the official trailer for The Two Popes

Netflix on Tuesday, November 05, 2019 released the trailer:
The Two Popes | Official Trailer | Netflix.

What is The Two Popes about?

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.

Who's in the The Two Popes cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of The Two Popes.

Anthony Hopkins Cardinal Ratzinger / Pope Benedict
Jonathan Pryce Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio the future Pope Francis
Juan Minujín Younger Jorge Bergoglio
Luis Gnecco Cardinal Cláudio Hummes
Sidney Cole Cardinal Peter Turkson
Lisandro Fiks Father Franz Jalics
Willie Jonah Cardinal Arinze
Achille Brugnini Cardinal Martini
Federico Torre Protodeacon Estevez
Germán de Silva Father Yorio
Cristina Banegas Lisabetta
María Ucedo Esther Ballestrino
Renato Scarpa Camerlengo
Libero De Rienzo Roberto
Sofia Cessak Amalia Damonte (as Sofia Mayra Cessak)
Vincent Riotta Driver (as Vince Riotta)
Daphne Mereu Gandolfo Nun (as Daph Mereu)
Martina Sammarco Gandolfo Nun
Juan Miguel Arias Paolo
Daniel Di Cocco Unknown Priest (as Daniel Juan Di Cocco)
Joselo Bella Admiral Massera
Luis Alfredo Huerga Reyna Captain Astiz
Andrés Zurita Tonio (as Andrés Carlos Zurita)
Guido Losantos Father Pepe (as Guido Nicolás Losantos)
Nicola Acunzo Papal Gardener
Sergio Santana Slum Man
Cecilia Dazzi Nun
Maria Florencia Larrea Arias Amalia's Mother
Hernán Acentares Father Mugica
Roma Castelli Ana Maria Careaga (as Abril Chiara Castelli)
Luciano Kaczer Father Dourron
Francisco Di Teodoro Lorenzo
Walter Andrade Luis (as Walter Fabián Andrade)
Natalia Salmoral Woman with News (as Natalia Costanza Salmoral)
Roberto Olivieri Fan
Cristóbal Mamani Peasant
Olivia Sandy Torres Peasant
Adalid Paredes Blanco Old Man
Bonilla Del Valle Poor Woman
Sergio Nicolai Protodeacon Tauran
Daniel Hernández Cardinal Quarracino
Luciano Borges Protester
Facundo Cardosi Protester (as Facundo Oscar Cardosi)
Federico Falasco Protester
Rafael Fernández Lisabetta's Husband
Ricardo Larrama Tango Club Boss (as Ricardo Esteban Larrama)
León Barra Ricardo Capelli
Juan Manuel Correa Military Assistant
Ramiro Vayo Military Assistant
Pablo Trimarchi Tongui Soldier (as Pablo Trimachi)
Lucas Posse Drug Dealer
Alan Nicolas Gomez Drug Dealer (as Alan Nicolás Gomez)
Joaquín Rotzait Drug Dealer
Simón Hempe Drug Dealer
Lorenzo Vigevano Swiss Guard
Thomas D. Williams The American Journalist
Alessandro Piavani Swiss Guard
Katherine Wilson Reporter
Matthew T. Reynolds Reporter
Marcela Serli Reporter
Miguel Ángel Tarditti Reporter
Claudio Barneix Tango Dancer
César Enrique Peral Tango Dancer
Melina Gabriela Brufman Tango Dancer
María Soledad Buss Jacob Tango Dancer
Gisela María Kargel Tango Dancer
Yanina Villagra Tango Dancer
Edoardo Adrián Arias Sos Tango Dancer
Alicia Orlando Tango Dancer
Andrés González Tango Dancer (as Andrés Cristian González)
Verónica Alvarenga Tango Dancer (as Verónica Inés Alvarenga)
Claudio Daniel Fernández Tango Dancer
Diego Amorin Hermeto Tango Dancer
Damián Ignacio Eseli Tango Dancer
María Isabel Esteche Tango Dancer
Lola Vera Tavano Tango Dancer
Javier Einar Maldonado Tango Dancer
Cristina Isabel Molisini Tango Dancer
Noelia Rocío Soldera Tango Dancer
Juan Pablo Horvath Tango Dancer
Joaquín Ignacio Martinez Tango Dancer
Pablo Mainetti Tango Band
Cristian Walter Basto Tango Band
Hernán Leonardo Posetti Tango Band
Pablo Sangiorgio Tango Band

When is The Two Popes released in cinemas?

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.

What are The Two Popes film specifications?

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.

What are critics and audiences saying about The Two Popes?

The Two Popes got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.6/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 89/100.

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