Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce star in this absorbing Netflix drama inspired by a pivotal moment in modern organised religion.
When Pope Benedict XVI breaks with tradition and decides to retire from the papacy, he invites his soon-to-be successor Cardinal Bergoglio - who will become the future Pope Francis - for a meeting. As one of Pope Benedict's harshest critics, Cardinal Bergoglio is a progressive, forward-thinking leader, one who feels strongly that the Church should listen to its followers instead of blindly adhering to the ways of old - an outlook that leads to a fierce debate between the two men.
Running time: 2h26, including ads and trailers.
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