Year: 2000
Format: Miniseries 2x100'
Genre: Drama
Language: Italian
Co-production: KirchMedia, Lux Vide and Rai Fiction
Bernard Guillaumet, a non-Christian French journalist, is assigned the job of reporting on Lourdes in the 1990s.
Just before he leaves, Bernard finds out that his wife Nathalie is pregnant. However, he is not told that this pregnancy could put her life at risk.
While researching his report, Bernard comes across the pages of an old family manuscript.
The manuscript was written by his ancestor, Henri Guillaumet, a positivist scientist who met Bernadette at Lourdes in 1858, a meeting which profoundly affected Henri and forced him to reconsider the miracles performed following the apparitions of the Madonna of Lourdes. One of the most important miracles Giullaumet had to reconsider was the healing of his wife Claire, who had been on her death bed as a result of tuberculosis, and was completely restored by the miraculous waters of the grotto in which Bernadette saw the Immaculate Conception.
The film uses the pages of the manuscript to trace the lives of Bernadette, Henry and Bernard, three characters who come together before pursuing parallel journeys according to a Providential design.
Henri Guillaumet: Alessandro Gassman
Bernard Guillaumet: Alessandro Gassman
Bernardette Soubirous: Angéle Osinski
Claire La Fontaine: Florence Darel
Nathalie Guillaumet: Stefania Rocca
Francois Soubirous: Roger Souza
Suor Marie Thérése: Sydne Rome
Charcot: Nicolau Breyner
Jacomet: Vitor Norte
Louise Soubirous: Maria D'Aires
Bernarde Casterot: Paula Sà Nogueira
Madre Generale: Andrea Ferréol
Padre Laurent: Umberto Orsini
Directed by: Lodovico Gasparini
Subject: Vittorio Messori, Alessandra Caneva, Mario Falcone, Alessandro Jacchia
Screenplay: Francesco Scardamaglia, Mario Falcone
Produced by: Luca Bernabei
Executive producer: Salvatore Morello
Rai producers: Roberta Cadringher, Monica Paolini
General director: Enzo Tacchia
Dir. of Photography: Fabio Zamarion
Production designer: Carmelo Agate
Costumes designer: Paola Marchesin
Makeup: Giancarlo Del Brocco
Music: Carlo Siliotto
Editor: Carla Simoncelli