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Vision -- 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.

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Writer:
Margarethe von Trotta (screenplay)
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Release Date:
24 September 2009 (Germany) See more »
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Plot:
The life story of the multi-talented German nun Hildegard von Bingen. The film portrays an original woman... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Excellent film about a remarkable woman See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Barbara Sukowa ... Hildegard von Bingen

Heino Ferch ... Mönch Volmar

Hannah Herzsprung ... Richardis von Stade
Lena Stolze ... Jutta
Alexander Held ... Abt Kuno

Sunnyi Melles ... Richardis' Mother

Paula Kalenberg ... Klara

Devid Striesow ... Kaiser Friedrich Barbarossa

Annemarie Düringer ... 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
Caroline von Bemberg ... Nonne Mechthild
Ruzica Hajdari ... Nonne Adelgard
Vera Lippisch ... Nonne Gundhild
Susanne von Medvey ... Nonne Barbara
Dagmar Sachse ... Nonne Gerhild

Nicole Unger ... Nonne Ursula
Claudia Zimmer ... Nonne Kunigunde
Matthias Brenner ... Baumeister
Dietz Werner Steck ... Mönch 1
Peter Ender ... Mönch 2
Tristan Seith ... Mönch 3
Stella Holzapfel ... Hildegard (8 jahre)
Nina Siebertz ... Jutta (8 jahre)
Julia Littmann ... Mutter Hildegard
Otto Kukla ... Vater Hildegard

Jan Georg Schütte ... Kranker Mann
Michaela Amler ... Kranker Frau
Martin Liema ... Junger Mann Kapelle
Selina Nitzl ... Kind Kapelle
Pamela Fuderer ... Zusätzliche Nonne
Katharina Zoller ... Zusätzliche Nonnen
Cornelia Elter-Schlösser ... Zusätzliche Nonnen
Carmen Lämmle ... Zusätzliche Nonnen
Stefanie Friedrich ... Zusätzliche Nonne
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julia Nitzl ... Kind Kapelle
Charlotte Mednansky ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Margarethe von Trotta 
 
Writing credits
Margarethe von Trotta (screenplay)

Produced by
Christian Baute .... co-producer
Hengameh Panahi .... executive producer
Manfred Thurau .... line producer
Markus Zimmer .... producer
 
Original Music by
Christian Heyne 
Hildegard von Bingen 
 
Cinematography by
Axel Block 
 
Film Editing by
Corina Dietz 
 
Casting by
Sabine Schroth 
 
Production Design by
Heike Bauersfeld 
 
Art Direction by
Volker Schäfer 
Margarethe von Trotta 
 
Costume Design by
Esther Amuser 
Ursula Welter 
 
Makeup Department
Gregor Eckstein .... special makeup effects artist
Jeanette-Nicole Latzelsberger .... makeup artist
Elke Lebender .... makeup artist
Kerstin Stattmann .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Richard Bolz .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anna Katharina Dechert .... second assistant director
Anke Werner .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Sven Arnold .... property master: indoor
Sabine Auenhaus .... sculptor
Klaus Bienen .... carpenter
Nane Cornelius .... property master
Marlene Foltyn .... scenic artist/sculptor
Pierre Galic .... painter
Utta Hagen .... painter
Nele Jordan .... draftsman
Nele Jordan .... set designer
Lothar Karbe .... property master: outdoor
Patrick Lebrun .... construction
Anuchai Wolfgang Dodo Lilienthal .... set dresser
Hermann Maier .... construction
Joachim Monninger .... construction coordinator
Achim Reimann .... painter
Marion Seul .... sculptor
Benjamin Sidon .... set dresser
Sybille Spindler .... assistant to production designer
Katja Trambow .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Michael Busch .... sound
Jochen Fenzl .... sound designer
Michael Gerlach .... sound designer
Monika Gussner .... adr editor
Magda Habernickel .... dialogue editor
George Hapig .... foley artist
Hubertus Rath .... re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Phillip J. Braunschober .... special effects technician
Sebastian Bulst .... special effects technician
Dirk Lange .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Christian Burggraf .... Systemadministration: CA Scanline Production
Meike Deutscher .... mattepainting: CA Scanline Production
Andreas Frickinger .... compositing artist: CA Scanline Production
Jasmin Hasel .... VFX Producer: CA Scanline Production
Finlay Hogg .... compositing artist: CA Scanline Production
Michael Scheffler .... Systemadministration: CA Scanline Production
Sepp Sonntag .... mattepainting: CA Scanline Production
Nadine Thomas .... compositing artist: CA Scanline Production
Mortimer Warlimont .... vfx set supervisor
Bjoern Wortmann .... Projektkoordination: CA Scanline Production
Kai Woytke .... Compositing Supervisor: CA Scanline Production
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Snezana Anastasijevic .... first assistant camera
Jan Betke .... camera: unit b
Nicole Erksmeier .... first assistant camera
Kai Finnigan .... assistant grip
Bettina Gründel .... video operator
Dirk Henkel .... assistant light
Felix Keuck .... electrician
Michael Koch .... assistant light
Rudi Kurth .... key grip
Nadine Lang .... first assistant camera
Christof Loeckle .... gaffer
Ralf Ommerborn .... additional electrician
Mark Prahl .... additional electrician
Jesco Rohleder .... additional electrician
Michael Schmidt .... best boy
Björn Schäfer .... additional electrician
Bernd Spauke .... still photographer
Jürgen Tomadini .... gaffer
Stephan Vorbrugg .... camera operator
Daniel Weber .... second assistant camera
Katharina Ziegler .... first assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Burkhard Eick .... casting: bit parts and extras
Delia Eick .... casting: bit parts and extras
Gregor J. Weber .... casting: bit parts and extras
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hannah Deuss .... trainee costume designer
Ina Mirimanian .... wardrobe
Ute Neubauer .... wardrobe
Martina Steiner .... costumer
Birgit Trampler .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Jonas Heicks .... assistant editor
Josephine Kroetz .... trainee editor
Meike Weimann .... colorist
 
Location Management
Ute Platzer .... location scout
 
Music Department
Barbara Sukowa .... soprano
 
Transportation Department
Hannes Schamberger .... production driver
 
Other crew
Josef Brandmaier .... bank services
Djamila Holland .... production assistant
Martin Knoll .... digital laboratory supervisor
Susanne Nischwitz-Blössl .... continuity
 
Thanks
Michael Schmid-Ospach .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Vision - Aus dem Leben der Hildegard von Bingen" - Germany (original title)
"Vision: From the Life of Hildegard Von Bingen" - USA (literal English title)
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Runtime:
110 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba) | Canada:G (Ontario/Quebec) | Germany:12 (f) | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:All | USA:Unrated

Did You Know?

Goofs:
Anachronisms: In church the language at the time of Hildegard was Latin. The priests/monks would have spoken everything in Latin.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Random Acts of Violence (2012)See more »
Soundtrack:
Kyrie eleison - Respice, quaesumus, DomineSee more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Excellent film about a remarkable woman, 18 March 2011
Author: Red-125 from Upstate New York

"Vision - Aus dem Leben der Hildegard von Bingen" was shown in the U.S. with the shortened title Vision (2009). It was written and directed by the excellent director Margarethe von Trotta.

As the German title tells us, this film is about the life of Hildegard von Bingen, one of the most fascinating historical figures of the Middle Ages. Von Bingen was a nun, a mother superior, a mystic, a healer, a theologian, and a composer. (Her musical works have survived, and they are still popular among lovers of early music.)

The gifted actor Barbara Sukowa plays von Bingen. Sukowa possesses the skills to make it clear to us that von Bingen was not only brilliant. She was a strong, forthright person. She did not hide behind her nun's habit--she used her status as a Mother Superior to interact with many of the other great personages of the 12th Century. She corresponded with bishops, theologians, philosophers, and members of the royal families of Europe.

This movie shows us some beautiful scenery, and so it would be better seen on the large screen. However, in my opinion, this is a must-see film. If DVD is your only option, go for it!

Note: If you read the other reviews for Vision, you'll see that I'm not the only IMDb reviewer to like it. However, the average IMDb rating of the film is a dismal 6.6. I find this inexplicable. It's one of those situations where I ask myself, Did those people see the same film I saw? My advice--ignore the low rating and decide for yourself whether this is a movie worth seeking out or not.

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