BONHOEFFER

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Release Date: June 20, 2003

Starring: Klaus Maria Brandauer

Genre: Biographical documentary

Audience: Older children to
adults REVIEWER: Dr. Ted
Baehr After years of neglect,
Dietrich Bonhoeffer has been
re-discovered. In recent
years, MOVIEGUIDEĀ® has
awarded a dramatic feature on
Bonhoeffer as well as a
documentary. One would think
there was no more to be said,
yet BONHOEFFER, a documentary
by Martin Doublemeyer, shows
that there is much more to be
said. This extremely
well-constructed documentary
highlights facts in Dietrich
Bonhoeffer's life and his
struggle against National
Socialism that are extremely
interesting and important.
Furthermore, the documentary
contains a lot of archival
footage that is well worth
viewing. Bonhoeffer grew up in
a privileged home. His father
was a renowned psychiatrist.
He expressed faith as a child
and chose to go into the
ministry, which surprised his
parents. At Union Theological
Seminary in New York, where he
traveled to pursue further
studies, he was known for his
strong commitment to Jesus
Christ. He also became
enlivened by his contact with
the African American church in
America. Coming back to
Germany, he spoke out against
Adolph Hitler a mere three
days after Hitler assumed
office. He evolved into one of
the great speakers against
National Socialism at a time
when 90 percent of the church,
both Protestant and Catholic,
were supporting Hitler. This
documentary is must viewing
for those who have faith in
Jesus Christ, for those who
want to see the true role of
the Church in society, and for
those who need to understand
that we should not worship
politics. Please address your
comments to: JOURNEY FILMS
1413 King Street Alexandria,
VA 22314 Tel: (703) 519-8200

Rating: Not yet rated

Runtime: 90 Minutes

Distributor: USA: Journey Films. Int'L:
Life Media GmbH, Germany

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Writer: Martin Doblmeier

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Content:

(CCC, VV) Strong Christian worldview; scenes of the death and destruction of the Holocaust by the National Socialists, and scenes from documentaries of naked dead bodies in mass graves.

GENRE: Biographical documentary

CCC

VV

Summary:

BONHOEFFER is an extremely well-constructed documentary highlighting facts in Dietrich Bonhoeffer's life and his struggle against National Socialism that are extremely interesting and important. Furthermore, the documentary contains a lot of archival footage that is well worth viewing for its historical insights into how a society can go so far off the track.

Review:

After years of neglect, Dietrich Bonhoeffer has been re-discovered. In recent years, MOVIEGUIDEĀ® has awarded a dramatic feature on Bonhoeffer as well as a documentary. One would think there was no more to be said, yet BONHOEFFER, a documentary by Martin Doublemeyer, shows that there is much more to be said.

This extremely well-constructed documentary highlights facts in Dietrich Bonhoeffer's life and his struggle against National Socialism that are extremely interesting and important. Furthermore, the documentary contains a lot of archival footage that is well worth viewing.

Bonhoeffer grew up in a privileged home. His father was a renowned psychiatrist. He expressed faith as a child and chose to go into the ministry, which surprised his parents. At Union Theological Seminary in New York, where he traveled to pursue further studies, he was known for his strong commitment to Jesus Christ. He also became enlivened by his contact with the African American church in America. Coming back to Germany, he spoke out against Adolph Hitler a mere three days after Hitler assumed office. He evolved into one of the great speakers against National Socialism at a time when 90 percent of the church, both Protestant and Catholic, were supporting Hitler.

This documentary is must viewing for those who have faith in Jesus Christ, for those who want to see the true role of the Church in society, and for those who need to understand that we should not worship politics.

Please address your comments to:

JOURNEY FILMS

1413 King Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

Tel: (703) 519-8200

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