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Vérénice Rudolph

Francesca

Edition 1987
95' - 1987 - Drama, Comedy - Dialogue: German
Director: Vérénice Rudolph With: Ruth Drexel, Marianne Hoppe, Eva Lissa

The film describes the path of Francesca's life, from a convent in Germany, criss-cross through Europe and our century, to a mountain village in the Italian Alps where she is worshipped as a saint. In between we see her triumphs as a star of the cinema screen, celebrated by a variety of peculiar Fellini crowd actors, paid tribute to by Bernhard Minetti, Marianne Hoppe and other well-known artists, of course as fictionally as the rest of the film. We see Francesca's miracle works while living as a solitary nun, her membership of the Mafia, her strange sexual aberrations, her mystic exaltations. Francesca herself remains a mystery, thus giving free range to the spectator's imagination. (pressbook)

The film describes the path of Francesca's life, from a convent in Germany, criss-cross through Europe and our century, to a mountain village in the Italian Alps where she is worshipped as a saint. In between we see her triumphs as a star of the cinema screen, celebrated by a variety of peculiar Fellini crowd actors, paid tribute to by Bernhard Minetti, Marianne Hoppe and other well-known artists, of course as fictionally as the rest of the film. We see Francesca's miracle works while living as a solitary nun, her membership of the Mafia, her strange sexual aberrations, her mystic exaltations. Francesca herself remains a mystery, thus giving free range to the spectator's imagination. (pressbook)

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Credits

Director

Vérénice Rudolph

With

Ruth Drexel, Marianne Hoppe, Eva Lissa

Scenario

Vérénice Rudolph

Director of Photography

Eberhard Geick

Editor

Susanne Lahaye

Producer

Heide Breitel, Vérénice Rudolph

More information

Dialogue

German

Countries of production

West Germany

Year

1987

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