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Pope Joan

by Constantin Films

Synopsis

The infant Joan is born in the year 814 to a Saxon woman named Gudrun and her English husband, the Canon of Ingleheim.

This cold and hateful man is severely disappointed to have a daughter, believing that women are the source of all sin. Pope Joan is a medieval story of a young woman who is intellectually brilliant and motivated in her desire to learn all she can about religion and medicine. Over time Joan, disguised as John Anglicus, is eventually afforded opportunities at levels of power that most men never reach. Her secret, the fact that she is a woman, is known to only one man, the knight, Gerold.

Credits

Johanna Wokalek
Johanna von Ingelheim
David Wenham
Gerold
John Goodman
Pope Sergius
Iain Glen
Village Priest
Jördis Triebel
Priest’s wife
Edward Petherbridge
Aesculapius
Anatole Taubman
Anastasius
Lotte Flack
Johanna (aged 10-14)
Tigerlily Hutchinson
Pope Joan (aged 6-9)
Oliver Cotton
Arsenius
Nicholas Woodeson
Arighis
Suzanne Bertish
Bishop Arnaldo
Richard van Weyden
Eusthasius
Branko Tomovic
Paschal
Lenn Kudrjawizki
Jordanes
Ian Gelder
Aio
Gerald Alexander Held
Lothar
Sandro Lohmann
Matthew
Director
Sönke Wortmann
Writer (novel)
Donna Woolfolk Cross
Writer (screenplay)
Heinrich Hadding
Writer (screenplay)
Sönke Wortmann


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