Pope Joan
PopeJoan-BD Her existence was a secret. Her name was deleted from the books of history. Yet the life of Joan who led the Catholic Church under the name of Pope John Anglicus in the 9th century has become a legend. Joan was born in 814 A.D. She rebels against a predestined and constraining path for her as a woman early in her young life. She is convinced God has planned a different destiny for her. Ultimately, she falls in love with the nobleman Gerold (David Wenham). While he goes to war, she bethinks her inner voice, joins a Benedictine monastery disguised as a man under the name of John. She becomes a physician, goes to Rome, where she wins the favour of the Holy Father (John Goodman) and thus rises ever higher in the ecclesiastical hierarchy.
Director: Sonke Wortmann
Duration: 141minutes
Rating: MA15+
Consumer Advice: Strong violence and themes
Genre: Historical Epic
Cat No: 2570
Actors: Johanna Wortmann; David Wenham; John Goodman
Year of Production: 2009
Audio: 5.1 / dts-HD
Aspect Ratio: 16.9 / Full HD 1080
Subtitles: English For The Hearing Impaired
Retail Price (inc GST): $29.95
Format (DVD, Blu Ray): Blu ray
Packaging: Amaray
Number of Discs: 1
Special Features: Interviews
Similar Title: The Name Of The Rose
Additional Notes: Also Available On DVD