The Two Popes (Netflix)

  • Release Date: November 29, 2019 (limited)
  • Genre: Drama

  • Director: Fernando Meirelles
  • Producer(s): Tracey Seaward
  • Writer(s): Anthony McCarten
  • Studio: Netflix
  • Length: 2h 05m | Classification: G
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Disillusioned by the Church's direction and its refusal to change with the times, Cardinal Bergoglio (Jonathan Pryce) requests permission from Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins) to retire. However, Pope Benedict, a stern traditionalist, reveals that he wants to step down himself, and he fears that having Bergoglio leave at the same time could be perceived as a protest. He summons his harshest critic and future successor to Rome to reveal a secret that could shake the foundations of the Catholic Church.

Behind Vatican walls, a struggle commences between tradition and progress 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. Inspired by true events.


Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Pryce, Juan Minujin, Sidney Cole
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