We Have a Pope

Synopsis: At the Vatican, following the demise of the Pope, the conclave to elect his successor settles on Cardinal Melville. But the faithful gathered in St Peter's Square wait in vain for the new Pope to step out on the balcony. What is going on? Behind the thick walls of the Vatican panic has set in. After uttering a terrible howl of fear, the Cardinal refuses the office. The officials do everything to try to reason with Melville, including a psychoanalyst, appointed by the Vatican... Do we really have a Pope?
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Nanni Moretti
Production: IFC Films
  16 wins & 18 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

- Saint Andrew.

- Pray for us.

St. Simon and Thaddeus.

Pray for us.

- Saint Matthew.

- Pray for us.

- Saint Luke.

- Pray for us.

- Saint Mark.

- Pray for us.

- Saint Barnabas.

- Pray for us.

- St. Philip and Jacob.

- Pray for us.

- Saint Stephen.

- Pray for us.

- Saint Ignatius.

- Pray for us.

- Saint Polycarp.

- Pray for us.

- Saint Justin.

- Pray for us.


Just a moment!

- Saint Elias.

- Pray for us.

- Saint Efrem.

- Pray for us.

Saint Gregory The Illuminator.

Here's the Archbishop of Palermo Saverio

Cincotta, this is his third Conclave.

Cardinal Masao Takada, archivist

and librarian of the Holy Roman Church.

We can see Sidi Kamara,

followed by Koma Mbosou.

As you know the African continent

has never... Here's Ricardo Aguilar,

who could be the first

South American Pope.

And the Cardinal from Sri Lanka,

Don Somasiry.

We'll try approaching

Cardinal Massucci for a word.

Cardinal, could we have a statement?

Obviously they can't

answer their questions.

And now we can see

the Syrian Patriarch of Antioch,

Simon Al Suryani, Prefect of the

the Congregation of Eastern Churches.

Here's who we're all waiting for:

the Vatican spokesman,

Marcin Rajski is approaching us,

- ...maybe to ask us...

- Thank you very much.

- We must ask you to leave now.

- He asks us to leave,

but thanks the press.

- Maybe a long shot of the Sistine

Chapel. - No, thank you.

He thanks us very much,

but our work ends here.

We can't get that shot.

All we know Cardinal Dean Gregori,

the favored of the Conclave.

From this moment 108 cardinal electors

will be isolated from the rest of the world

...and can have no contact

with the outside.

- Saint Joseph.

- Pray for us.

- Saint John the Baptist.

- Pray for us.

- All the Saint Patriarchs and Prophets.

- Pray for us.

- St. Peter and Paul.

- Pray for us.

- Saint Andrew.

- Pray for us.

Gregori, what do we do?

- Has the power failed?

- What else could it be?

- Please, stay calm.

- Any candles?

- They're not allowed. - Why?

- Because they ruin the frescoes.

Do they know outside

that we're in darkness?

Of course they do...

...and they are already fixing it.

- Who's that? What happened?

- It's cardinal Brummer.

I fell.

It's nothing, I'm already getting up.

- Are you alright?

- Yes, thank you.

- Is everything alright?

- I said:

Are you okay, Brummer?

- I didn't hurt myself.

- Your back, ankle?

- I'm not hurt at all!

- Are you sure?

Please, try not to move around.

Let's return to our seats.

Pick things up...







- Where does Gregori stand?

- 13.

Gregori - 18, Bikila - 11.

- Bikila.

- Gregori - 21.

Aguilar - 18, and Bikila - 15.


- Aguilar.

- Just a moment!



The smoke's black, the Pope

still hasn't been elected.

The smoke is white!

The thousands of faithful

here in St. Peter's Square...

...joyfully applaud the news.

But the bells aren't ringing.

Maybe the smoke only looked white...

I can hear my colleagues

saying the smoke is black.

The smoke, actually...

Yes, the smoke is black.

It's black. Nothing doing.

The smoke will last a while

because, as well as the ballots,

their personal notes

will be burned too.

Nothing regarding the Conclave

can filter through to the outside.

Another black smoke signal.

The cardinals in the Conclave still

haven't managed to elect a Pope.

A second vote will be cast

this afternoon.

We don't know if the favorites are

still Gregori, Aguilar and Bikila...




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Nanni Moretti

Giovanni "Nanni" Moretti (Italian pronunciation: [ˈnanni moˈretti]; born 19 August 1953) is an Italian film director, producer, screenwriter and actor. The Palme d'Or winner in 2001, in 2012 he was the President of the Jury at the Cannes Film Festival. more…

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