God’s mighty Servant (2009)

Never has a woman held so much power in the Vatican as this nun from Altötting. In a world where women scarcely existed, she stood at the side of Pope Pius XII for 40 years.

In the first half of the 20th century, the young nun Pascalina is sent to Munich, to be the housekeeper of the Nuntius Eugenio Pacelli - and for Pascalina this turns out to be a fateful encounter. She becomes his assistant private secretary and personal adviser. Soon other nuns accuse her of also spending time in his bedroom. Pascalina is called back to the convent, advised to repent and to renew her vows. Deeply offended, she refuses to do so. With the help of Cardinal Faulhaber she is able to follow Pacelli to Rome. Here Pascalina comes up against considerable opposition from his new right-hand man, Monsignore Wilson. However, he is unable to prevent a meeting between Pascalina and Pacelli. Before long her notes on a draft agreement land on the desk of Pope Pius XI, who is extremely impressed by the sharp mind this nun clearly possesses. He gives her permission to live within the walls of the Vatican - the first time a woman has been allowed to do so – and Pascalina’ life gets even more difficult.

Besetzung

Christine Neubauer, Remo Girone, Thomas Loibl, Ulrich Gebauer, Tina Engel, Emily Behr Mareike Carriére u.a.

Stab

Regie
Marcus O. Rosenmüller

Drehbuch
Henriette Piper, Gabriele Scheidt, Marcus O. Rosenmüller nach dem gleichnamigen Buch von Martha Schad

Dramaturgie
Marion Klann

Kamera
Klaus Merkel

Schnitt
Raimund Vienken

Ton
Gregor Voigt

Musik
Hans Franek

Szenenbild
Heike Bauersfeld, Marcus A. Berndt

Kostümbild
Mirjam Muschel

Maske
Gabi Trutz, Manhard Kruse

Licht
Jürgen Bauer

Casting
Bo Rosenmüller

Produktionsleitung
Heidi Schuller

Producer
Nanni Erben

Ausführender Produzent
Wolfgang Hantke

Koproduzent
Zieglerfilm Köln, Beta Film

Produzent
Regina Ziegler

Redaktion
Hans-Wolfgang Jurgan

Infos

Sender
ARD


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