About the film
Die Seelen im Feuer
Release Date: July 03, 2014
|Production Companies||:||ORF, ZDF, Eclypse Filmpartner, Film-Line Productions GmbH|
|Writers||:||Annette Hess, Stefan Kolditz|
(Historical drama, DEU 2014) Revenge, greed, gagging dissidents - the motives that led to the witch hunt are mostly profane. Only a few dared to rebel against the witch craze - a truly suicidal endeavor. Thrilling, brilliantly cast medieval film based on historical events. A large part of the shooting took place at Schloss Greillenstein in the Waldviertel. Bamberg, around 1630: Cases of demonic possession frequently occur among the population. Apparently anyone can get it. Prince-Bishop Fuchs von Dornheim is desperately looking for an ally who can help contain the evil. He chooses, of all people, the reason-led physician Cornelius Weinmann. Based on his expertise, the witch hunt should be scientifically legitimized, but Weinmann resists. The fronts harden when Weinmann's childhood sweetheart, the pharmacist's daughter Johanna, falls into the clutches of the Inquisition and, like Weinmann, threatens to end up at the stake.