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by Eric Till


Biography of Martin Luther, the 16th-century priest who led the Christian Reformation and opened up new possibilities in exploration of faith. The film begins with his vow to become a monk, and continues through his struggles to reconcile his desire for sanctification with his increasing abhorrence of the corruption and hypocrisy pervading the Church's hierarchy. He is ultimately charged with heresy and must confront the ruling cardinals and princes, urging them to make the Scriptures available to the common believer and lead the Church toward faith through justice and righteousness.

international title: Luther
original title: Luther
country: Germany
year: 2003
genre: docu-fiction
directed by: Eric Till
film run: 121'
release date: DE 30/10/2003, AT 12/02/2004, IT 30/04/2004, NL 01/07/2004, NO/SE 15/10/2004, DK/FI 22/10/2004, HU 27/01/2005, ES 16/12/2005, FR 27/09/2006
screenplay: Camille Thomasson, Bart Gavigan
cast: Joseph Fiennes, Jonathan Firth, Alfred Molina, Peter Ustinov, Bruno Ganz, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Claire Cox
cinematography by: Robert Fraisse
film editing: Clive Barrett
art director: Rolf Zehetbauer
costumes designer: Ulla Gothe
music: Richard Harvey
producer: Dennis A. Clauss, Brigitte Rochow, Christian P. Stehr, Alexander Thies, Franz Thies, Kurt Rittig, Gabriela Pfändner
production: Eikon Media, NFP Neue Filmproduktion, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans (USA)
distributor: Metrodome Distribution, Artédis

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