God’s Own Parish
De Jesus composed a documentary portrait of father Winand Kotte (1922-2006), who was disloyal to the diocese since the 1970s. When people abandoned the churches, Kotte chose the old Roman Catholic tradition – in defiance of the diocese. Moreover, he had ‘fallen under the spell’ of ‘counter-pope’ Clement VX. Kotte was suspended and could no longer perform any priestly tasks. He had, cardinal Simonis asserts in the film, ‘his own little church’. Parishioners, colleagues and critics from the diocese bring back memories from those unsettled years when father Kotte was discredited, but at the same time stayed popular among churchgoers.
– Cees Grimbergen
– Rein Hannik
– Robert Lemm
Camera Gregor Meerman, Martijn van Beenen, Bert Oosterveld
Editors Sander Kuijpers en Jan Langeveld
Broadcaster RTV Utrecht