Burning Souls
Filmfest 2014

German Age Rating

A story about of one of the darkest periods in German history, an era in which the belief in occult forces was widespread. In Bamberg, witch hunts were fostered by a greedy and delusional Bishop Prince and reached their peak around 1630. This Bamberg ruler used the witch trials to purge his political enemies and enrich himself with their goods. Almost 1000 innocent men, women and children became his victims. BURNING SOULS deals with the era seen through the eyes of Johanna Wolff, a pharmacist's daughter, and the young physician Cornelius Weinmann. To save the innocent, he and a few courageous men revolt against the Bishop Prince...
Film-Line Prouctions

tags: Memories, History, Society, Feature film

Cast: Mark Waschke, Silke Bodenbender, Max von Pufendorf, Axel Milberg, Richy Müller


Screenplay: Annette Hess, Stefan Kolditz, Original von/by: Sabine Weigand

Director of Photography: Holly Fink

Film Editor: Britta Nahler

Composer: Marius Ruhland

Production Designer: Petra Heim

Costume Design: Birgit Hutter

Sound: Thomas Szabolcs

Producer: Arno Ortmair

Production Company: Film-Line Productions GmbH, Eclypse Film Wien, ZDF

Co-Producer: Monika Raebel

World Sales: Beta Film GmbH

Director: Urs Egger