Jude Law and Diane Keaton star in this drama that was created and directed by Paolo Sorrentino (Youth, The Great Beauty) 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 naÃ¯ve, old-fashioned and very 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. [show more]
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Jude Law stars in the title role of this ten-part drama written by Paolo Sorrentino. The Archbishop of New York, Lenny Belardo (Law), has been elected to the papacy as Pope Pius XIII, the first American pope in history. He brings an unorthodox approach to the heart of Catholicism, leading to many within the Vatican trying to find a way to bring him down. As he reveals his plans and decides what type of leader he wishes to become, Pius must navigate the politics of the city while factions within the church work to discredit him.