Plots and counter-plots aplenty in The Vatican
FORGET the Mafia, here the plotting, dirty dealing and power struggles take place in the grandeur of the Vatican.
It brings star Jude Law and Oscar-winning director Paolo Sorrentino to the small screen with a lavish and engrossing story to tell. In ashockdecision young contender Lenny Belardo who was born on the tough streets of Brooklyn is elected PopPiusX111becausethepowerful cardinals think they can control him. No chance. This Pope’s no puppet and ruthlessly sets about wielding a big papal stick while out-plotting all the plotters around him. It’s like the West Wing in robes. It’s spellbinding, beautifully filmed and great co-stars include Diane Keaton and James Cromwell.
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