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Vision - Aus dem Leben der Hildegard von Bingen (2009)

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The life story of the multi-talented German nun Hildegard von Bingen. The film portrays an original woman - best known as a composer and religious visionary - whose grand claims often run ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Mönch Volmar
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Richardis von Stade
Lena Stolze ...
Jutta
Alexander Held ...
Abt Kuno
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Richardis' Mother
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Klara
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Äbtissin Tengwich
Mareile Blendl ...
Jutta von Sponheim
Christoph Luser ...
Hartwig von Bremen
Salome Kammer ...
Sängerin
Wolfgang Pregler ...
Bischof von Mainz
Joseph von Westphalen ...
Bernhard von Clairvaux
Katinka Auberger ...
Nonne Bertha
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The life story of the multi-talented German nun Hildegard von Bingen. The film portrays an original woman - best known as a composer and religious visionary - whose grand claims often run counter to the patriarchal world around her. The monks and nuns at the convent become a kind of family, offering both confidants and enemies. For example Jutta, struggling with her jealousy of Hildegard's success, and the young Richardis who worships Hildegard both as an intellectual role model and a mother figure. Written by Göteborg International Film Festival

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24 September 2009 (Germany)  »

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Vision: From the Life of Hildegard Von Bingen  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$11,406 (USA) (17 October 2010)

Gross:

$431,881 (USA) (20 March 2011)
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Goofs

In church the language at the time of Hildegard was Latin. The priests/monks would have pray only in Latin (though speak their first languages). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Charm (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Kyrie eleison - Respice, quaesumus, Domine
From the Gregorian chant 'Paschale Mysterium'
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As expected
18 July 2011 | by (Minneapolis, USA) – See all my reviews

Independent German film was for decades the mainstay of the European cinematography. Brave, original thinking and the courage of the expression made it a breath of fresh air for the movie lovers. Unfortunately these days are long gone. Almost everybody tries so hard to be hip and Hollywoodlike. If we explode few things and simplify the plot for every simpleton, how can we miss? Well, we miss time and time again. The eternal beauty of filmmaking is about trying and having an idea, and a story to tell. It seems that there are no stories left to tell, or there are no people left who like the stories to be told to them." Vision" is a strange, unfinished movie, but it is an honest attempt to feel and think, and that is all one needs in this art form.


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