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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1988 - 30 July.7 August

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Category: Edition 1988

Father Joseph Mohr, a newly appointed priest in the town of Oberndorf (near Salzburg), meets the beautiful prostitute Magdalene. He struggles to change her situation and make a new life for her, and while doing so, they fall in love. Mohr struggles with his feelings for her, versus his commitment to God. Meanwhile, the Prior, Mohr's superior, whose corrupt dealings with the Baron von Seidl are threatened by Mohr's integrity and honesty, works (unsuccessfully) to falsely accuse Mohr of sexual misconduct with Magdalene, and thereby remove him from office. Meanwhile, Mohr and local schoolteacher Franz Gruber compose the hymn "Silent Night".

Original Title Magdalene
Italian Title Stille Nacht
Category Official Competition
Section Competition
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 113'
Production Year 1988
Nationality West Germany
Directed by Monica Teuber
Screenplay Monica Teuber
Main cast Steve Bond, Nastassja Kinski, David Warner

 regista Monica TeuberMONICA TEUBER

Monica Teuber was born on July 12, 1945 in Breslau, Silesia, Germany. She is an actress and producer, known for Chained Heat (1983) and Red Heat (1985).