Die Päpstin

Die Päpstin

Deutschland / Italien / Spanien 2008/2009, Spielfilm

Inhalt

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:Sönke Wortmann
Screenplay:Heinrich Hadding, Sönke Wortmann
Director of photography:Tom Fährmann
Editing:Hans Funck
Music:Marcel Barsotti
  
Cast: 
Johanna WokalekJohanna von Ingelheim, die Päpstin
John GoodmanPapst Sergius
Christoph GlaubackerThedo
Frank KesslerNormanne
Raúl SemmlerValentinus
Jan Hendrik KieferJohn, Bruder von Johanna von Ingelheim
David WenhamGerold
Anatole TaubmanAnastasius
Claudia MichelsenRichilde
Branko TomovićPaschal
Alexander HeldLothar
Lenn KudrjawizkiJordanes
Marc BischoffOdo
Lotte FlackJohanna (10-14 Jahre)
Iain GlenDorfpriester
Tigerlily HutchinsonJohanna (6-9 Jahre)
Sandro LohmannMatthew (12 Jahre)
Jördis TriebelGudrun
Claudia MichelsenRichild
Oliver NägeleBischof Fulgentius
Suzanne BertishBischof Arnaldo
  
Production company:Constantin Film GmbH (München), Ufa-International Film & TV Production GmbH (Potsdam-Babelsberg)
Producer:Oliver Berben, Martin Moszkowicz

All Credits

Director:Sönke Wortmann
2nd Unit director:Heinrich Hadding
Assistant director:Frank Kusche, Tatjana Bartel, Lisa Hauss (2. Stab)
Screenplay:Heinrich Hadding, Sönke Wortmann
based on:Donna Woolfolk Cross (Roman)
Director of photography:Tom Fährmann
Camera operator:Erwin Lanzensberger (Steadicam)
2nd Camera unit:Markus Eckert
Steadycam operator:Markus Eckert
Optical effects:Gerd Feuchter, Christof Gartlacher
Lighting design:Metehan Karakus
Production design:Bernd Lepel
Art director:Hucky Hornberger (Marokko), Uwe Szielasko (Deutschland)
Set dresser:Stefan Burischek
Storyboard:Igor Tosevski
Prop master:Christina Heidelmeier
Stand-by props:Sabine Pankow
Make-up artist:Michèle Orlia, Valeska Schitthelm, Abounouom Mariam Lee, Nezha Aouis, Karadag Canel, Hasso von Hugo
Costume design:Esther Walz
Editing:Hans Funck
Assistant editor:Andschana Eschenbach
Sound editor:Jan Bloemeke, Lisa Geffken-Reinhard
Sound:Roland Winke, Stefan Busch
Sound assistant:Peter Brückelmaier
Audio mixing:Michael Kranz
Stunts:Alessija Lause, René Lay, Mike Möller, Vanessa Wieduwilt (Pferde)
Casting:Anja Dihrberg
Music:Marcel Barsotti
  
Cast: 
Johanna WokalekJohanna von Ingelheim, die Päpstin
John GoodmanPapst Sergius
Christoph GlaubackerThedo
Frank KesslerNormanne
Raúl SemmlerValentinus
Jan Hendrik KieferJohn, Bruder von Johanna von Ingelheim
David WenhamGerold
Anatole TaubmanAnastasius
Claudia MichelsenRichilde
Branko TomovićPaschal
Alexander HeldLothar
Lenn KudrjawizkiJordanes
Marc BischoffOdo
Lotte FlackJohanna (10-14 Jahre)
Iain GlenDorfpriester
Tigerlily HutchinsonJohanna (6-9 Jahre)
Sandro LohmannMatthew (12 Jahre)
Jördis TriebelGudrun
Claudia MichelsenRichild
Oliver NägeleBischof Fulgentius
Suzanne BertishBischof Arnaldo
  
Production company:Constantin Film GmbH (München), Ufa-International Film & TV Production GmbH (Potsdam-Babelsberg)
in co-production with:Medusa Cinematografica S.p.A. (Rom), Ikiru Films S.L. (Barcelona), Degeto Film GmbH (Frankfurt am Main), Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR) (Leipzig), Südwestrundfunk (SWR) (Stuttgart), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln), Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) (Hamburg)
Producer:Oliver Berben, Martin Moszkowicz
Co-Producer:Herman Weigel, Faruk Alatan, Edmon Roch, Norbert Sauer
Producer (TV):Doris J. Heinze (Norddeutscher Rundfunk [NDR]), Jana Brandt (MDR), Michael Schmidl (SWR), Barbara Buhl (WDR), Jörn Klamroth (Degeto)
Line producer:Christine Rothe
Unit production manager:Silvia Tollmann
Production coordinator:Grit Belitz, Dorothee Specht
Production manager:Marion König-Richert
Shoot:05.08.2008-05.11.2008: Deutschland, Ouarzazate, Marokko
Original distributor:Constantin Film Verleih GmbH (München)
DVD distributor:Highlight Film GmbH (München)
Funding:FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM) (Leipzig), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin)
Length:4066 m, 148 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 24.09.2009, 119813, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 22.10.2009

Titles

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

Versions

Original

Length:4066 m, 148 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 24.09.2009, 119813, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 22.10.2009
 

Awards

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