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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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Margarethe von Trotta (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Sukowa ... Hildegard von Bingen
Heino Ferch ... Mönch Volmar
Hannah Herzsprung ... Richardis von Stade
Lena Stolze Lena Stolze ... Jutta
Alexander Held Alexander Held ... Abt Kuno
Sunnyi Melles ... Richardis' Mother
Paula Kalenberg ... Klara
Devid Striesow ... Kaiser Friedrich Barbarossa
Annemarie Düringer ... Äbtissin Tengwich
Mareile Blendl Mareile Blendl ... Jutta von Sponheim
Christoph Luser Christoph Luser ... Hartwig von Bremen
Salome Kammer Salome Kammer ... Sängerin
Wolfgang Pregler Wolfgang Pregler ... Bischof von Mainz
Joseph von Westphalen Joseph von Westphalen ... Bernhard von Clairvaux
Katinka Auberger 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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Country:

Germany | France

Language:

German | Latin

Release Date:

24 September 2009 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Vision: From the Life of Hildegard Von Bingen See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,406, 17 October 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$431,881, 20 March 2011
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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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Vision is Clear in this Film
16 January 2013 | by brownjulSee all my reviews

The film is named Vision. It is very appropriate as the music that weaves the visuals to greater experiences by the viewer is from the CD of Hildegard's music by Richard Souther called by the same name, Vision. music) both stir the soul of her demographic to height upon height. Well done German filmmakers!!! The film was visually stunning. It is difficult to tell the tale of the most powerful female in Western Culture and do it in a universal manner. It is obvious that this film had a team that had their own Vision to do more than make a film, but create a digital film footprint of a globally known and loved academic, spiritual, and feminist historical icon and mentor.


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