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Lenny Belardo becomes the first American Pope and takes the name of Pius XIII. Shortly after his election, he causes upheaval in the Vatican with his desire to reject both publicity and the liberal philosophy of his predecessor. Sister Mary, the nun who raised Lenny, is brought in as his personal secretary, and immediately establishes herself as the chief rival of the powerful Cardinal Voiello, the Vatican’s Secretary of State. Cardinal Spencer, Lenny’s mentor and the original favourite for the papacy, is distraught over his loss in the Papal election.
Creators: Paolo Sorrentino, Stefano Rulli, Tony Grisoni, Umberto Contarello
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Star Cast: Jude Law, Diane Keaton, Silvio Orlando, Javier Cámara, Scott Shepherd, Cécile de France, Ludivine Sagnier, Toni Bertorelli, James Cromwell, Stefano Accorsi
Producer (s): Jude Law, Ben Jackson
Cinematographer: Luca Bigazzi
Production House: Wildside, Haut et Court, Sky Atlantic, Mediapro
Original network / Official Sites: Home Box Office (HBO), Canal+, FremantleMedia
Release Year: 13 January 2020 (USA)
Runtime: 64 min
Country: Italy, France, Spain, USA, UK
Language: English, Italian
Under the papacy of Sir John Brannox under the name of John Paul III, Vatican tries to clean its good name after a series of sexual scandals that jeopardized the institution itself. But an unexpected trouble threatens John Paul III when Lenny Belardo, the previous Pope Pius XIII who was in a coma from nine months ago after to suffer a heart attack while he was celebrating a mass, wakes up to claim his place as the legitimate Pope of Rome. The news about Pius XIII’s comeback shocks the Christianity, turning the admiration of millions of believers in true idolatry for the returned Pope. Given the unusual situation of two Popes in the Vatican at the same time, it unleashes an inner war between Pius XII and John Paul III, the first to recover his power, and the second to keep it.