Film Language Tag: graphic blocking
Arranges characters or groups according to visual patterns to portray spatial harmony, tension, or some other visual atmosphere.
15 Film Clips
The Pope had a nervous breakdown and has gone missing after the Papal conclave. The cardinals do not know that he is missing because the manager of the Vatican has placed a Swiss guard in the Pope's quarters to make his room seem occupied. While the Cardinals are waiting for the "pope" to emerge from his room, the psychiatrist who was hired to treat the Pope organized a volleyball game for the Cardinals. This scene captures the Cardinal's joy and commitment to the game.
A cherubic narrator provides an overview of Roman society in the early 1960s.