The Two Popes
Director: Fernando Meirelles
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Pryce
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Duration: 125 mins
AGE Rating: Cert 12A
This Netflix film, inspired by true events, covers the negotiations between the conservative Pope Benedict and the liberal future Pope Francis.
Frustrated with the direction of the church, Cardinal Bergoglio (Jonathan Pryce) requests permission to retire in 2012 from Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins). 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.
The film has been nominated for several Golden Globes.