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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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1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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Excellent film about a remarkable woman See more (10 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
Stella Holzapfel ... Hildegard (8 jahre)
Nina Siebertz ... Jutta (8 jahre)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Katinka Auberger ... Nonne Bertha (uncredited)
Matthias Brenner ... Baumeister (uncredited)
Peter Ender ... Mönch 2 (uncredited)
Stefanie Friedrich ... Zusätzliche Nonnen (uncredited)
Ruzica Hajdari ... Nonne Adelgard (uncredited)
Otto Kukla ... Vater Hildegard (uncredited)
Martin Liema ... Junger Mann Kapelle (uncredited)
Vera Lippisch ... Nonne Gundhild (uncredited)
Julia Littmann ... Mutter Hildegard (uncredited)
Charlotte Mednansky ... (uncredited)
Dagmar Sachse ... Nonne Gerhild (uncredited)
Tristan Seith ... Mönch 3 (uncredited)
Dietz Werner Steck ... Mönch 1 (uncredited)

Nicole Unger ... Nonne Ursula (uncredited)
Susanne von Medvey ... Nonne Barbara (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
Ursula Welter 
 
Makeup Department
Gregor Eckstein .... special makeup effects artist
Kerstin Stattmann .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Richard Bolz .... production manager
 
Art Department
Klaus Bienen .... carpenter
Nane Cornelius .... property master
Marlene Foltyn .... scenic artist/sculptor
Nele Jordan .... draftsman
Joachim Monninger .... construction coordinator
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 .... sound re-recording mixer
 
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
Rudi Kurth .... key grip
Bernd Spauke .... still photographer
Daniel Weber .... second 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
 
Editorial Department
Jonas Heicks .... assistant editor
Meike Weimann .... colorist
 
Music Department
Barbara Sukowa .... soprano
 
Other crew
Josef Brandmaier .... bank services
Djamila Holland .... production assistant
Martin Knoll .... digital laboratory supervisor
 
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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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

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Anachronisms: In church the language at the time of Hildegard was Latin. The priests/monks would have spoken everything in Latin.See more »

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5 out of 7 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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