The life story of the multi-talented German nun Hildegard von Bingen. The film portrays an original woman - best known as a composer and religious visionary - whose grand claims often run counter to the patriarchal world around her. The monks and nuns at the convent become a kind of family, offering both confidants and enemies. For example Jutta, struggling with her jealousy of Hildegard's success, and the young Richardis who worships Hildegard both as an intellectual role model and a mother figure.

MarketRelease DateOpeningGross
DomesticOct 13, 2010$11,406$435,274
Europe, Middle East, and Africa
MarketRelease DateOpeningGross
AustriaSep 25, 2009$25,537$199,825
BelgiumOct 27, 2010$5,235$5,235
GermanySep 24, 2009$597,351$4,282,305
SpainAug 27, 2010$16,442$120,016