Henry Quatre

2010- kino
France, 1563. Protestants and Catholics are fighting for land and power, invoking their religion as justification. At the head of the Protestants stands Henry of Navarre, leading his men against Paris, against the Catholics, and against his mother‘s powerful rival, Catherine de Medici, Queen of France. Catherine de Medici offers Henry the hand of her daughter, Margot, as a sign of reconciliation but the wedding ends in a terrible bloodbath.
Henry survives the St. Bartholomew‘s Day Massacre but is kept prisoner in the Louvre, until he escapes after four long years.

He will change religion five times in the course of his life, fighting and resorting to any tactics to climb his way to the throne. He eventually becomes a monarch who can genuinely claim to be one of the first true humanists.


Julien Boisselier, Joachim Król, Roger Casamajor, Andreas Schmidt, Armelle Deutsch, Chloé Stefani, Hannelore Hoger, Ulrich Noethen


Director»Jo Baier

Script»Jo Baier and Cooky Ziesche nach dem Buch von Heinrich Mann

Director of Photography»Gernot Roll

Editor»Claus Wehlisch, Alexander Berner

Sound»Gunnar Voigt

Music»Hans Zimmer, Henry Jackman

Production Designer»Klaus-Peter Platten, Christian Strang

Costume Designer»Gerhard Gollnhofer

Hair & Make Up Design»Gerhard Zeiss

Production Manager»Cornelia Schmidt-Matthiesen

Line Producer»Jürgen Tröster

Creative Producer»Cooky Ziesche

Executive Producer»Hartmut Köhler

Co-Producer»Ziegler Film, Geteve, B.A. Produktion, MMC Independent, Wega Film, Institut del Cinema Catalá ICC

Producer»Regina Ziegler & Elke Ried


Broadcaster»WDR, BR, SWR, MDR, NDR