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Summary: 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.
Runtime: 123 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for disturbing images of violence.
Production: Eikon Film
Genres: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Languages: English, Latin
Home Release Date: Nov 30, 2004
Director Credit
Eric Till Director
Writer Credit
Bart Gavigan Written By
Camille Thomasson Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Alfred Molina John Tetzel
Bruno Ganz Johann Von Staupitz
Joseph Fiennes Martin Luther
Peter Ustinov Frederick The Wise
Cast Credit
Benjamin Sadler Spalatin
Christopher Buchholz Von Der Eck
Claire Cox Katharina Von Bora
Jochen Horst Professor Carlstadt
Jonathan Firth Girolamo Aleander
Lars Rudolph Melanchthon
Marco Hofschneider Ulrick
Maria Simon Hanna
Mathieu Carrière Cardinal Cajetan
Torben Liebrecht Charles V
Uwe Ochsenknecht Pope Leo X
Producer Credit
Alexander Thies Producer
Bart Gavigan Creative Producer: Post-Production
Brigitte Rochow Producer
Christian P. Stehr Producer
Dennis A. Clauss Executive Producer
Gabriela Pfändner Executive Producer
J. Dan Nichols Executive Producer
Kurt Rittig Executive Producer
Peter Schiller Line Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: