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Geheiligtes Gebein

A film by Dominik Wessely

Synopsis

It was in the year 1955 when 426 school girls from Basel, who were all called Ursula, welcomed a cargo ship from Rotterdam carrying the golden bust from Saint Ursula. It contained her cranium – a relic to pay tribute to the "legend of Saint Ursula and her 11'000 martyrs". Until today her bones are venerated. Dominik Wessely follows this cult and investigates why people are still moved by such faith and what complex discussions it provokes.

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«Aunt Hedwig would be much better off here in the monastery than alone in her apartment in Düren. A kind of cheerful old people's community - worship service and "Mensch ärgere dich nicht". Better than any nursing home. I had to suggest it to her.»
Dominik Wessely

Technical Details

FormatDVD
Duration57 min
Year2009
Original LanguageSwiss German, German
Subtitles
CountrySwitzerland
ISANISAN 0000-0002-0D2C-0000-S-0000-0000-R

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  • Credits

    Director

    Dominik Wessely

    Script

    Hellmut Telge

    Thomas Tielsch

    Camera

    Knut Schmitz

    Montage

    Annette Muff

    Music

    Paul Lemp

    Sound

    André Zacher

    Andreas Turnwald

    Reto Stamm

    Producer

    Thomas Tielsch

    Production

    Filmtank

    in coproduction with Mira Film and WDR

    co-producer

    Hercli Bundi

    Vadim Jendreyko