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Die Päpstin (Pope Joan)
Germany/U.K./Italy/Spain 2009

Opening 22 Oct 2009

Directed by: Sönke Wortmann
Writing credits: Donna Woolfolk Cross, Heinrich Hadding, Sönke Wortmann
Principal actors: David Wenham, John Goodman, Iain Glen, Edward Petherbridge, Johanna Wokalek

Die Päpstin is based on the novel Pope Joan by the American writer Donna Woolfolk Cross. Its world premier was October 19, 2009, in Berlin. As the original Joan was born in Ingelheim near Frankfurt, it was appropriate that the main actress, Johanna Wokalek, should also be German. This sweeping historical drama is set against the turbulent events of the ninth century, the so-called Dark Ages. It is a story of an extraordinary woman who, disguised as a man, rose to sit on the throne of St. Peter to rule Christianity. (Elaine Schönfelder)

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