Director: Martin Doblmeier
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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Black & White / Color
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  • Originally Released: 2003
  • Label: First Run Features
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case

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Entertainment Reviews:

Box Office - 08/01/2003
"...[The] biographical coverage of Bonhoeffer's early adult life and of his actions during the 1930s is incisive..."
Los Angeles Times - 10/10/2003
"...[An] outstanding documentary....[A] thought-provoking film..."

Product Description:

One of the few clear voices of resistance to Hitler in 1930s Germany was also a rare dissenter from the tacit collaborators of the era's Christian churches: theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, whose efforts are chronicled in this film from director Martin Doblmeier. A pacifist, author, and leader of the Confessing Church, Bonhoeffer wrote and preached against the Nazi regime, using a radical new theology rooted in a mixture of traditional Christian thought, the African-American gospel of Harlem's Abyssinian Church, Gandhi's pragmatic nonviolence, and a clear-eyed response to the Nazi racism in his native Germany.

Doblmeier examines Bonhoeffer's journey from novice theology student to coconspirator in a major plot to assassinate Hitler using the documentary style popularized by Ken Burns: narration accompanying slow pans across still photographs alternating with talking-head interviews with both his contemporaries (including several of Bonhoeffer's surviving students) and his spiritual/philosophical inheritors, such as South Africa's Bishop Desmond Tutu.

Plot Keywords:

Documentary | Germany | History | Holocaust | Live-Action | Nazi Germany | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release Date: June 27, 2003 (NY)

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  • Sales Rank: 119,681
  • UPC: 720229910996
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