We Have A Pope (PG)
Starring: Michel Piccoli, Nanni Moretti
In Nanni Moretti's satire on Vatican manners and mores, the great Michel Piccoli plays a newly-elected Pope stricken by a crisis of confidence that neither the efforts of his cardinals nor the probings of a shrink (Moretti himself) can resolve.
Disappearing into the everyday life of Rome, the unrecognised pontiff tries to understand God's will for him, while back at the Papal apartments a spin doctor frantically covers for his absence. Piccoli's touching performance is sadly at odds with Moretti's poking fun at gullibility – a bunch of clerics playing volleyball as therapy – while failing even to mention the Catholic Church's recent crimes. As satire it feels about as edgy as a mozzarella sword.
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