This movie is based on the medieval legend of Pope Joan, who was made Pope for a brief period around 855 A.D. Although it is questionable that Pope Joan really did exist, this movie ... See full summary »
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This movie is based on the medieval legend of Pope Joan, who was made Pope for a brief period around 855 A.D. Although it is questionable that Pope Joan really did exist, this movie presents her existence as fact, and portrays her relationships with other notables of the time. Written by
While the story of Pope Joan is now widely considered to be fictitious, there is still a minority movement that believes that there actually was a female Pope. Certainly this film treats the legend as if it was fact. See more »
"Pope Joan" always gets panned in professional movie-review tomes and, worse, the final edit of the picture was severely tampered with by the studio, yet it does have some merit, particularly in the performances (which are all excellent). Based on a popular legend about a 9th Century nun who disguises herself as a man and--after some rather innocent deception--becomes Cardinal in Rome and later Pope. Good-looking picture was hacked up in post-production, giving the end result a half-baked feel, but I loved Liv Ullmann's work in the lead and Maximilian Schell is very sexy as a randy monk. Worth a look for Liv's admirers. **1/2 from ****
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