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Pius XIII and John Paul III are forced to confront one another, as terrorists take a priest and six students hostage in Ventotene.
In New York City, Cardinal Gutierrez, is convinced of Kurtwell’s guilt and desperately tries to convince his former victims to testify, but without success. Meanwhile, as Spencer lies dying in the Vatican, Lenny agrees to relate the miracle he performed as a teenager, successfully imploring God to save a friend’s mother from certain death. Back in New York, Gutierrez resorts to unsavoury tactics, entrapping Kurtwell in a compromising homosexual situation. In desperation, Kurtwell releases his blackmail material on Lenny, love letters to a young woman. Kurtwell’s overconfidence proves his undoing as Lenny never sent the letters. However, they are so beautiful that after they are published they become an instant sensation. Gutierrez unceremoniously bundles Kurtwell back to the Vatican.
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: 9 March 2020 (USA)
Runtime: 65 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.