The newly elected Pope suffers a panic attack just as he is due to appear on St Peter’s balcony to greet the faithful, who have been patiently awaiting the conclave’s decision. His advisors, unable to convince him he is the right man for the job, seek help from a renowned psychoanalyst (and atheist). But his fear of the responsibility suddenly thrust upon him is one that he must face on his own.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Nanni Moretti

Written by: Federica Pontremoli, Francesco Piccolo, Nanni Moretti

Produced by: Nanni Moretti, Domenico Procacci

Cinematography: Alessandro Pesci

Editing: Esmeralda Calabria

Production Design: Paola Bizzarri

Original Score: Franco Piersanti

Cast: Franco Graziosi, Margherita Buy, Dario Cantarelli, Michel Piccoli, Nanni Moretti, Jerzy Stuhr, Renato Scarpa

Nominations and Awards

  • European Actor 2011
  • European Production Designer 2011
  • Feature Film Selection 2011