Her existence was a secret. Her name was deleted from the books of history. Yet the life of Joan who led the Catholic Church under the name of Pope John Anglicus in the 9th century has become a legend. Joan was born in 814 A.D. She rebels against a predestined and constraining path for her as a woman early in her young life. She is convinced God has planned a different destiny for her. Ultimately, she falls in love with the nobleman Gerold (David Wenham). While he goes to war, she bethinks her inner voice, joins a Benedictine monastery disguised as a man under the name of John. She becomes a physician, goes to Rome, where she wins the favour of the Holy Father and thus rises ever higher in the ecclesiastical hierarchy.

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Pope Joan (2009)

Romance/Drama · 2h 29m

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Her existence was a secret. Her name was deleted from the books of history. Yet the life of Joan who led the Catholic Church under the name of Pope John Anglicus in the 9th century has become a legend. Joan was born in 814 A.D. She rebels against a predestined and constraining path for her as a woman early in her young life. She is convinced God has planned a different destiny for her. Ultimately, she falls in love with the nobleman Gerold (David Wenham). While he goes to war, she bethinks her inner voice, joins a Benedictine monastery disguised as a man under the name of John. She becomes a physician, goes to Rome, where she wins the favour of the Holy Father and thus rises ever higher in the ecclesiastical hierarchy.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Countries

Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain

Production Companies

Constantin Film, ARD Degeto Film, Dune Films, Ikiru Films, MSM Studios, Medusa Film, UFA International Film & TV Production GmbH, Universum Film (UFA)

Budget

$25,029,180

Revenue

$22,000,000
Cast
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Johanna Wokalek

Johanna von Ingelheim
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David Wenham

Gerold
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John Goodman

Pope Sergius
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Iain Glen

Village Priest
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Edward Petherbridge

Aesculapius
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Anatole Taubman

Anastasius
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Lotte Flack

Johanna von Ingelheim - Age 10-14
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Tigerlily Hutchinson

Pope Joan - age 6-9
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Oliver Cotton

Arsenius
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Nicholas Woodeson

Arighis
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Suzanne Bertish

Bishop Arnaldo
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Richard van Weyden

Eusthasius
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Branko Tomovic

Paschal
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Lenn Kudrjawizki

Jordanes
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Ian Gelder

Aio
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Gerald Alexander Held

Lothar
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Sandro Lohmann

Matthew
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Claudia Michelsen

Richilde
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Marc Bischoff

Odo
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Alberto Cracco

Ennodius
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Giorgio Lupano

Mamertus
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Marian Meder

Arn
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Oliver Nägele

Fulgentius
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Raúl Semmler

Valentinus
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Lukas T. Berglund

Matthew - age 6
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Isabel Bongard

Gisele Age 15
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Christoph Glaubacker

Thedo
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Colin Goodwin

Nobleman
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Heinrich Hadding

Young Priest
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Kristina Karst

Bona
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Ellie Kemish

Gisele
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Frank Kessler

King of the Normanns
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Jan-Hendrik Kiefer

John
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William Stütz

John at age 9 to 12
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Frank Witter

House Steward
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Sven Hönig

Odilo
Crew
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Heinrich Hadding

Writer
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Sönke Wortmann

Writer
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Jodi Ann Johnson

Writer
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Sönke Wortmann

Director
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