A cinematic view of “the flock of the Lord“ in the year 2005. The film includes encounters from Marktl am Inn, the birthplace of Pope Benedictus XVI, on the weekend of his inauguration, and scenes from Rome, eleven days earlier, where hundreds of thousands huddled in St. Peter’s Square to bid the deceased Pope Giovanni Paolo II farewell with applause. –Venice Film Festival
Born in Wiesbaden on 15.2.1965 of French- Persian parents, Romuald Karmakar lived in Athens from 1977-82. He graduated from high school Munich in 1984 and has been working as an independent filmmaker since 1985, first making shorts and documentaries. He directed his first feature film, “The Deathmaker”, in 1995. This drama received three German Film Awards in Gold; Götz George was also awarded a Silver Lion in Venice Best Actor for his performance in this film. Karmakar’s feature film “Manila” received Silver Leopard in Locarno in the year 2000. —filmportal.de
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