Film Festival Cologne | BENEDETTA
BENEDETTA

BENEDETTA

Paul Verhoeven
Feature filmF, NL 2021127'German subs
Trailer
Friday, 22. Oct 2021, 22:00 Uhr
Filmpalast | Kino 1
Tickets
Saturday, 23. Oct 2021, 15:30 Uhr
Filmpalast | Kino 6
Tickets

Sex, lies and crucifixes. The nun Benedetta claims to have a direct dialogue with Jesus, but consummates a lesbian relationship with a novice – a deadly sin in 17th century Italy. Paul Verhoeven (ELLE) might just be the only director who can walk the tightrope of making this movie – based on a true story – into both an erotic exploitation flick and a thoughtful and sardonic deconstruction of faith and Christianity. Great tongue-in-cheek fun, but definitely not for the whole family. 

Director
Paul Verhoeven
Screenplay
David Birke, Paul Verhoeven
Producers
Saïd Ben Saïd, Michel Merkt , Jérôme Seydoux
Cinematography
Jeanne Lapoirie
Editing
Job ter Burg
Music
Anne Dudley
Sound
Alexis Place, Jean-Paul Mugel, Katia Boutin
Production Design
Katia Wyszkop
Cast
Virginie Efira, Daphné Patakia, Charlotte Rampling, Lambert Wilson, Olivier Rabourdin
International Sales
Pathé Distrubution
Domestic Sales
Capelight Pictures / Koch Films