Pope Joan is a 2009 English-language Drama Romance motion picture directed by S Nke Wortmann and produced by Bernd Eichinger, Oliver Berben and Martin Moszkowicz under the banner of Constantin Film. German village Igelheim's backward priest hopes his sons to succeed him after education in the bishop's cathedral school, but the elder succumbs to disease and the youngest lacks any intellectual drive. Traveling teacher Aesculapius arranges for the inquisitive daughter Johanna to be enrolled too, against their father's wishes. Unfit for the boys-only dorm, she gets to stay with count Gerold, incurring his wife's due jealousy. She's to be dismissed, but survives a Viking pillaging slaughter and assumes brother Johannes's identity to join a monastery, where she becomes the infirmary's trainee. Fleeing exposure as female, she arrives in Rome. As a protégée of rivals in the viper nest-like papal court, she ends up elected as pope, but carries count Gerold's baby, guaranteeing exposure. Written by KGF Vissers. Pope joan features Johanna Wokalek, David Wenham, John Goodman, Iain Glen, Edward Petherbridge, Anatole Taubman and Mohamed Zerwal. The screenplay is written by Heinrich Hadding, Jodi Ann Johnson and S nke Wortmann which is inspired from a novel by Donna Woolfolk Cross. The music was composed by Marcel Barsotti. Cinematography was done by Tom F hrmann and editing by Hans Funck. The movie has a running time of 149 minutes. It was released on 12th August 2010. The Film was successful at box office. Pope Joan was made on a budget of €22 million and it was a hit at box office gross of $28 million. Distribution rights for the film were acquired by Constantin Film.
Drama , Romance , History
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