Die Päpstin

Deutschland Italien Spanien 2008/2009 Spielfilm

Summary

Pope Joan

"Die Päpstin" is an elaborate film version of the best-selling novel of the same name by Donna Woolfolk Cross. In the year 814, Johanna′s life seems heteronomous and predetermined: she works hard, gives birth to her children, and is probably going to die prematurely. But Johanna revolts against her strict father and against the rules of the church and the society she is living in. She attends the cathedral school in Dorstadt where she meets Count Gerold, a nobleman at the bishop′s court. Their friendship turns to love. When Gerold goes to war, Johanna remembers her provision. But she will not be able to accomplish her purpose as a woman. Thus, Johanna takes a momentous decision: disguised as man, she joins the Benedictine monastery in Fulda as Brother Johannes. Soon, she climbs up the clerical hierarchy – and is finally elected pope as the successor of Pope Sergius.

 

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Credits

Director

Director of photography

Editing

Cast

All Credits

Director

2nd Unit director

Director of photography

2nd Camera unit

Steadycam operator

Lighting design

Production design

Set dresser

Storyboard

Prop master

Stand-by props

Costume design

Editing

Assistant editor

Sound assistant

Audio mixing

Casting

Cast

Line producer

Unit production manager

Production coordinator

Production manager

Shoot

    • 05.08.2008 - 05.11.2008: Deutschland, Ouarzazate, Marokko
Duration:
4066 m, 148 min
Format:
35mm, 1:2,35
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 24.09.2009, 119813, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Kinostart (DE): 22.10.2009

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Die Päpstin
  • Weiterer Titel (GB) Pope Joan
  • Originaltitel (IT) La papessa
  • Originaltitel (ES) La papisa

Versions

Original

Duration:
4066 m, 148 min
Format:
35mm, 1:2,35
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 24.09.2009, 119813, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Kinostart (DE): 22.10.2009

Awards

Jupiter Award 2010
  • Jupiter, Beste Regie
  • Jupiter, Beste Darstellerin
FBW 2009
  • Prädikat: besonders wertvoll