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by Sönke Wortmann


One of the most intriguing legends in history: the life of Pope Joan, a young 9th-century German woman who is said to have usurped the papacy by hiding her real gender and, having been seduced by a member of the clergy, was unmasked when she gave birth in public.

international title: Pope Joan
original title: Die Päpstin
country: Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain
sales agent: Summit Entertainment Group (USA)
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Sönke Wortmann
release date: CH 22/10/2009, DE 22/10/2009, AT 30/10/2009, GR 12/11/2009, NL 17/12/2009, IT 28/05/2010
screenplay: Heinrich Hadding, Sönke Wortmann
cast: David Wenham, John Goodman, Iain Glen, Johanna Wokalek, Branko Tomovic, Anatole Taubman, Nicholas Woodeson, Suzanne Bertish, Oliver Cotton, Edward Petherbridge, Gerald Alexander Held
cinematography by: Tom Fährmann
film editing: Hans Funck
art director: Bernd Lepel
costumes designer: Esther Walz
music: Marcel Barsotti
producer: Oliver Berben, Martin Moszkowicz, Edmon Roch, Norbert Sauer, Herman Weigel, Doris J. Heinze, Faruk Alatan
production: Constantin Film AG, Ufa Cinema, Medusa Film, Ikiru Film (ES), ARD (DE)
backing: German Federal Film Board (FFA), FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Filmstiftung NRW, Mitteldeutsche Medienfoerderung
distributor: Constantin Film, Pathé Films AG, Pathé Films AG (CH), Constantin (AT), Odeon (GR), E1 Entertainment Benelux
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