Filmfest 2011

THE GREAT PASSION The most famous village in the world plays the greatest story of all times - and for the first time a filmmaker is really allowed to have a look backstage at the "Passion Play" of Oberammergau. A documentary in the style of Direct Cinema about the legendary "Passion Play" of Oberammergau. From the preparations in 2008 until the last performance in the autumn of 2010. The film puts Christian Stückl at its centre, the passionate and obsessed theatre-maker and director of the play who is facing century old traditions and the challenges of reality in a small contemporary bavarian village. THE GREAT PASSION shows what goes on behind the curtains of this great spectacle that oscillates between art and commercialism, world and village, god and humans.

tags: Documentary


Director: Jörg Adolph