as Michael Gaismayr
as Magdalena Gaismayr
as Stefan Ganner
as Elisabeth Passler
as Michael Markus Gaismayr
as Peter Passler
as Hans Gaismayr
as Georg Kirchmayr
Leonhard von Völs
Erzherzog Ferdinand I.
as Gabriel Salamanca
Michael Gaismair is generally known as the leader of the oppressed people in the Tyrolean peasant uprisings in the 16th century. Yet he was far more than a simple rebel. Michael Gaismair had extraordinary foresight and he dared to fundamentally question the church and the supremacy of the nobles – which of course did not please the authorities at all.
Betrayal and imprisonment only fueled his passion for the concerns of the peasants and ensured that he was no longer content with reforms.
In his thoughts and actions, he was in no way inferior to Martin Luther and Thomas Müntzer. His plans and actions brought him into contact with the Swiss reformer Ulrich Zwingli and the two kingdoms of France and Venice.
His demands was far ahead of its time and already included points such as the separation of the church from the state, or the reduction of privileges.
But the powerful Habsburgs knew how to prevent this and persecuted the Tyrolean leader until his death.
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Originally belonging to the music world, he switched to the film industry 10 years ago. Since then he has been producing documentaries on his own. With ‚Michael Gaismayr‘ he makes his feature film debut.
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Florian Mair (Tourismusgenossenschaft Sterzing-Pfitsch-Freienfeld) Werner Zanotti (Brixen Tourismus Genossenschaft) Peter Schwienbacher (Hofburg Brixen) Fabian Schenk, Nadja Seeber (Kloster Neustift) Eleonora Klauser Soldá (Südtiroler Burgeninstitut) Therese Gröber (Trostburg) Peter Baumgartner – Oswald Plankensteiner – Christian Romen – Michaela Moser
Andreas Parth – Sebastian Priller – Evelyn Treyer – Markus Stockner – Philip Gummerer
Nina Wilm – Michael Lintner – Cornelia Moser – Renate Nössing