The Myth of the Holy Grail
The Grail´s Traces in France
The Myth of the legendary Holy Grail has fascinated Mankind for thousands of years. The latest research results prove that a lot more truth could lie behind the legends than was ever assumed.
The film makers set out on an exciting trail of clues in southern France—a trail that begins in Antiquity and leads into the present. Accompanied by French researcher André Douzet, they are one of the first film crews to visit the Grail Caves near Vicdessos; in fascinating images of the Castle of Montségur, they tell the story of the gruesome demise of the Cathar Community there. You will find out why an entire village was to be obliterated by the Nazis, following orders from Heimrich Himmler, to execute a construction plan of unbelievable proportions — the building of a Grail Castle in the heart of Germany.
film also focuses on a village in the Pyrenees: Rennes-le-Château.
Its mysterious past has perplexed thousands of researchers. Around 1900,
the village priest Abbé Saunière supposedly found a treasure
of enormous importance: the Holy Grail? He left us a „maquette“,
a landscape model, on which the grave of Joseph of Arimathea, the Keeper
of the Grail, is inscribed. For the first time, André Douzet will
show us exclusively and on site, how the maquette is to be interpreted and
where its reference points can be found in the countryside around Perillos.
Is it possible to locate the last resting place of Joseph of Arimathea?
Is this where the Grail Legends come full circle?
Published by BlueScreen Entertainment
Running time: 78 minutes (documentary: 48 minutes; extras: 30 minutes)
Directed by Erik Borner
Written by Stefan Friedrich
Voice-overs: Stewart Booth & Phil Lewis
Music by Kraans de Lutin
Price: 19.90 €