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Young Pope, The

Synopsis
Lenny Belardo, aka Pius XIII, is the first American Pope in history. Young and charming, his election might seem the result of a simple and effective media strategy by the College of Cardinals. But, as we know, appearances can be deceptive. Especially in the place and among the people who have chosen the great mystery of God as the guiding light of their existence. That place is the Vatican and those people are the leaders of the Catholic Church. And the most mysterious and contradictory figure of all turns out to be Pius XIII himself. Shrewd and naïve, old fashioned and modern, doubtful and resolute, ironic, pedantic, hurt and ruthless, Pius XIII tries to walk the long path of human loneliness to find a God for mankind. And for himself.
Language
English (United States)
Country
United States
Year of production
2016
Subjects
Religious studies
Keywords
drama; Vatican; Catholicism

Credits

Director
Paolo Sorrentino
Contributor
Diane Keaton; Jude Law

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£14.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
544 minutes
Year
2019

Production Company

Name

HBO

Distributor

Name

Acorn Media UK

Email
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Fax
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Address
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Notes
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