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Prospect recommends: We Have a Pope

By Rosanna Boscawen  

We Have a Pope is not an "easy satire about the Catholic church"

We Have a Pope On release from 2nd December

Two greats of European cinema—Nanni Moretti, director of the 2006 Berlusconi-baitingIl Caimano, and Michel Piccoli, a screen veteran who once starred with Brigitte Bardot inLe Mépris—unite for a comedy about the papacy. Since Moretti and Piccoli are both outspoken left-wing artists, this sounds like a recipe for an easy satire about the Catholic church. Instead, We Have a Pope is a gentle, subtle offering—think The King’s Speech,but…

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