We Have a Pope (originally titled Habemus Papam) is a French-Italian film directed by Nanni Moretti. It's about a newly elected pope (Michel Piccoli) who finds his new position profoundly distressing. The cardinals are forced to call a therapist. Of course, on the way back from an appointment, the pope runs away...
Hilarity, confusion, and volleyball games ensue.
Tropes Found in this Film Include:
- El Cid Ploy: When the pope goes missing, a Swiss guard is brought in to stand in his room and hover by the windows so the majority of the cardinals won't know.
- Got Volunteered: At the beginning, all of the cardinals pray that they won't be chosen... and the man who is reacts first by crying and then by running away.
- Reluctant Ruler: Our poor protagonist really doesn't want to be pope. He'd much rather be an actor, like his sister.