The Two Popes

Continuity mistake: Bergoglio and Ratzinger are having a quiet conversation at a side table after the Pope's dinner. When Hopkins says the line about "a spiritual hearing aid", the handkerchief he was clutching in the previous part of the scene is gone, and it keeps appearing and disappearing depending on the angle. (00:37:00)

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Continuity mistake: After Pope Benedict played the piano, the two protagonists are watching TV together. Ratzinger begins the scene with a remote control in his hand; left hand in a quick establishing shot, right when he is commenting on the poor signal. Cardinal Bergoglio puts the letter on the table, with a pen that keeps changing position between shots. Moreover, Ratzinger pushes the letter aside...to reach the remote control, that somehow made its way all the way during a cut. (00:50:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Pope Ratzinger and Cardinal Bergoglio are having lunch with pizza and drink, the Pope places a Fanta bottle on his side on the right. When he says the prayer and the shot is from the above, the bottle returns to its place next to the other one and then it is again on the Pope's side. (01:34:45)

Factual error: Pope Benedict and Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio are hanging out in the room by the Sistine Chapel having a pizza and a drink together. The drink of choice is Fanta, apparently Joseph Ratzinger's favourite beverage. The scene is supposed to happen in 2012, but the label of the bottle is a more modern one, introduced in 2016. (01:34:20)

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Pope Francis: When no-one is to blame, everyone is to blame.

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Trivia: The director only came across Jonathan Pryce because he was searching for photos of Pope Francis, and the two people were frequently being compared as they look so similar. He looked into Pryce's body of work and realised he'd be an excellent choice for the part.

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