"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.

Here are "The Two Popes" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The Two Popes movie?

Netflix on Tuesday, November 05, 2019 released the trailer for "The Two Popes" you can watch here:
The Two Popes | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Plot summary

What is The Two Popes movie plot?

Here is a short review of "The Two Popes" movie plot summary.

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 (Germ√°n 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 plays who in the The Two Popes movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The Two Popes" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

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

Release date

When is The Two Popes movie release date?

"The Two Popes" movie release date was scheduled to be 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) distributing by Netflix, Mozinet, Creative Programs, Energía Entusiasta and Odeon.


What are The Two Popes filming details?

The duration of the film is 125 minutes. The film grossed over $758,711.

"The Two Popes" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about The Two Popes movie?

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

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