This movie is based on the medieval legend of Pope Joan, who was made Pope for a brief period around 855 A.D. Although it is questionable that Pope Joan really did exist, this movie presents her existence as fact, and portrays her relationships with other notables of the time.
Heresy ... or history ?
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The 2009 cut includes the 20th century scenes but omits 20 minutes of scenes with Joan being Pope. See more
Referenced in Giornata nera
Veni Creator Spiritus
Sung by The Sistine Chapel Choir
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