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The Fruit of the Pomegranate Tree

For the young knight Hugues de Vaudémont his elder brother Rainault is a hero - in evil as well as in good. With him he went to Outremer to fight the infidels and to make rich booty. Then he got injured the relationship towards his brother became cracks. Now the Syrian physician Hakim and his daughter Aisha are his only hope. The movie tells a story, which is still current as it was in the 13th. century. She is telling about the relationship between Christians and Muslims and describes the experience that it takes two things to meet a stranger: courage and love.

  • Heribert Johannes Leonardy
  • Heribert Johannes Leonardy
  • Heribert Johannes Leonardy
  • Bejo Dohmen
    Key Cast
    "Hugues de Vaudémont"
  • Waithera Lena Schreyeck
    Key Cast
  • Taj Mohammad Bakhtari
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    38 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 30, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    35,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    France, Germany, Spain
  • Language:
    English, French, German
  • Shooting Format:
    DSLR camera
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Heribert Johannes Leonardy

Curriculum vitae

Literary works

• Historical „Die Wunder der Manon“ (2020/21), 450 pages; language: german.
(»All quite on the Western Front« meets »Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain«)

Filmmaking and scriptwriting (author, director, producer)

• Feature Film „Die Frucht des Granatapfelbaums“ (2021)
(»Lancelot du Lac« meets »Kingdome of heavens«)

• Script for feature film »The Frozen North« (2019)
(»The Flight of the Phoenix« meets »Amelia«)

Foundation of the publishing company Verlags der Kulturwerkstatt (2015)

• Book »Leben im Stadtteil Rodenhof. Eine Chronik von Heribert J. Leonardy und Karlheinz David« (Saarbrücken: Verlag der Kulturwerkstatt, 2015) 140 pages

Since 2012 employee at Agentur Erlebnisraum GmbH in Saarbrücken/Germany

• Planing of events, execution of events, criminal dinner theater

Since 2011 freelancing:

• »Fabrica Cultura - die Kulturwerkstatt« (Cultural Services Dr. phil. Heribert J. Leonardy)

Lectures at Universities and schools (since 2010)

Planings and executions of cultural travels (since 2010)


• Head of the project »Digicult« (www.saarland.digicult-museen.net)


• Employee at the Adventure Museum Saarbrücken/Germany.

• Publishing of the book »Burgen in Spanien. Eine Reise ins spanische Mittelalter« (Darmstatt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft / Konrad Theiss Verlag, 2002) 205 pages


• Documentary: »Land auf der Grenze. Der saarländisch-lothringische Warndt und seine Geschichte« (video, digital, 45 min.) (author and director)

• Documental hoax »Carl Otto Darmstadt. Das Leben eines saarländischen Genies« (16 mm, 55 min., author, diector)

• Doctorate examination. Topics: »Faust - Ein deutscher Mythos«, »The British Empire in Literature and Film«, »The American Frontier in Literature and Film«, »American War Lyrics«

• PhDthesis: »Der Mythos vom edlen Räuber. Untersuchungen narrativer Tendenzen und Bearbeitungsformen bei den Legenden der vier Räuberfiguren Robin Hood, Schinderhannes, Jesse James und Ned Kelly« (Saarbrücken: Verlag und Produktionsgesellschaft Helga Schneidewind 1992) 240 pages

• Scriptwriting award of Saarländischer Rundfunk for »Das Floß der Medusa« (»Mutiny on the Bounty« meets »La tenda rossa«) (120 pages)

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Director Statement

"Do what thy Manhood bids thee do
from none but self expect applause
he noblest lives and noblest dies
who makes and keeps his self made laws"