Rent The New Pope (2020)

3.9 of 5 from 79 ratings
7h 58min
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Synopsis:
Pius XIII (Jude Law) is in a coma. And after an unpredictable and mysterious parenthesis, the Secretary of State Voiello (Silvio Orlando) succeeds in the enterprise of having Sir John Brannox (John Malkovich), a moderate English aristocrat, charming and sophisticated, placed on the papal throne adopting the name John Paul III. The new pope seems perfect, but he conceals secrets and a certain fragility. And he immediately understands that it will not be easy to replace the charismatic Pius XIII: hanging between life and death, Lenny Belardo has become a Saint and thousands of faithful are now idolizing him, fueling the contrast between fundamentalisms.
Meanwhile, the Church is under attack from several scandals that risk devastating the hierarchies irreversibly and from external threats striking the symbols of Christianity. As always, however, in the Vatican nothing is what it seems. Good and evil proceed arm in arm towards history. And to reach the showdown we must wait for the events to take their course...
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Ben Jackson
Creators:
Paolo Sorrentino
Writers:
Stefano Bises, Umberto Contarello, Paolo Sorrentino
Studio:
Dazzler
Genres:
Drama, TV Dramas
BBFC:
Release Date:
09/03/2020
Run Time:
478 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Disc 1:
This disc includes episodes 1 - 3
Disc 2:
This disc includes episodes 4 - 6
Disc 3:
This disc includes episodes 7 - 9
- Special Features
BBFC:
Release Date:
09/03/2020
Run Time:
478 minutes
Languages:
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English LPCM Stereo
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Disc 1:
This disc includes episodes 1 - 3
Disc 2:
This disc includes episodes 4 - 6
Disc 3:
This disc includes episodes 7 - 9
- Special Features

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Reviews (1) of The New Pope

Stylish, Stylised, Hit-and-Miss Papal Fantasy by a massively over-rated Italian director - The New Pope review by PV

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12/09/2020

This series is occasionally enjoyable but often very irritating indeed. I suspect this director's style fits the southern Catholic Italian sensibility more than the northern Anglo-Saxon one. I suspect Catholics who care so much who the pope is will find this more interesting than I do. I have no idea why he won the Cannes from with THE GREAT BEAUTY - awful, pretentious movie.

The director's tendency to keep trying to make pop videos grates, as does his stereotypical nonsense about British food being awful (It isn';t and in Italian restaurants here you can get anything anywhere, unlike in regional Italy) and British weather being always rainy. IN FACT, Rome gets more annual rainfall than London, YES, REALLY. Lazy, silly, Italian bigotry.

BUT there are some great scenes and actors - and nice to see Woburn Abbey on TV standing in for the stately home of the John Malkovich character. BUT ultimately it is all rather silly and pointless.

2 stars

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