Movie poster for 'Het Kruis van Tegelen'. A Teledoc by director Hans Heijnen and producer Talent United about the contemporary dilemmas of participants in the 'Passiespelen' in Tegelen. The 'Tegelse Passiespelen', which is performed every five years, is about the last days of suffering of Jesus Christ. This tradition, in which almost the entire Limburg village participates, goes back to 1931. It is also a tradition that is often accompanied by conflicts about texts, innovation and the design of the game. Because the Bible is serious business.
In the shadow of the last Passion Plays unfold the passion stories of a few passion players who struggle with contemporary dilemmas such as abuse of power, domestic violence, homosexuality, migrants, equality, but also the suffering of Biblical themes such as betrayal, exclusion and misplaced pride. 'Het Kruis van Tegelen' is also the opening film of the Limburg Film Festival in 2022.