Winner of the Bavarian TV Award 2011.
A BBC, NatGeo, BR, ARD, France2 Co-Production.
Director and cinematographer Richard Ladkani spent a year filming a world that few have ever seen.
With unprecedented access to the Vatican and the people who live and work there, this film provides
unique access into the heart of the Roman Catholic Church.
Archivists reveal the Vatican's secrets, including the signed testimony of Galileo recorded by the Inquisition.
A Cardinal journeys deep below St Peter's Basilica to inspect the site claimed to be tomb of the Saint
himself, and curators share a private viewing of Michelangelo's extraordinary decoration of the Sistine Chapel.
An intriguing behind-the-scenes look at the workings of one of the world's most powerful and mysterious
institutions. Focusing on the privileged few who live in the shadow of the pope, this film ventures deep
into the secret and hidden world of the Vatican.
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