Bonhoeffer

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Overview

Culled from an array of archival footage, on-location shooting, dramatic narration, and interviews with family, friends, and historians, the documentary Bonhoeffer strives to recreate the life of the theologian who openly railed against Hitler's growing stronghold on Germany and beyond in the years leading up to World War II. A devout Christian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer organized the Confessing Church in the early '30s, urging his following to join forces with the Jews in fighting the Third Reich. Bonhoeffer's efforts...
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Overview

Culled from an array of archival footage, on-location shooting, dramatic narration, and interviews with family, friends, and historians, the documentary Bonhoeffer strives to recreate the life of the theologian who openly railed against Hitler's growing stronghold on Germany and beyond in the years leading up to World War II. A devout Christian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer organized the Confessing Church in the early '30s, urging his following to join forces with the Jews in fighting the Third Reich. Bonhoeffer's efforts reached their zenith when he and others mounted assassination attempts on the f├╝hrer. Klaus Maria Brandauer gives voice to many of Bonhoeffer's writings, and Desmond Tutu and John de Gruchy are among the film's interviewees. After being rejected from the 2003 Sundance Film Festival, Bonhoeffer was screened at local churches in and around Park City, attracting attention from distributors, and eventually, a limited U.S. release in the summer of 2003.
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Special Features

Selected Bonhoeffer text; Interview with director; Profiles; Archival photo gallery; Original theatrical trailer; Chapters
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/20/2004
  • UPC: 720229910996
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Rating:

  • Source: First Run Features
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Black & White / Letterbox
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 44,396

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Martin Doblmeier Voice Only
Klaus Maria Brandauer Voice Only, Voice Only
Adele Schmidt Voice Only
Richard Mancini Voice Only
John de Gruchy Participant
Eberhard Bethge Participant
Otto Dudzez Participant
Geffrey Kelly Participant
Ruth Alice von Bismarck Participant
Marianne Liebholz Participant
Victoria Barnett Participant
John Conway Participant
Christian Gremmels Participant
Clifford Green Participant
Desmond Tutu Participant
Bishop Wolfgang Huber Participant
Inge Sembritzki Participant
Rev. Henry Mitchell Participant
Josiah Young Participant
Winifred Maechler Participant
Peter Hoffmann Participant
Christoph von Dohnyani Participant
Albrecht Schonherr Participant
Technical Credits
Martin Doblmeier Director, Screenwriter
Dennis Boni Cinematographer
Kristin Fellows Associate Producer
Timothy Finkbiner Editor
David Goulding Cinematographer
Ulf Herrmann Sound/Sound Designer
Matthew B. Kelly Editor, Sound/Sound Designer
John Keltonic Score Composer
Janna Morishima Associate Producer
Klaus Oesterwind Sound/Sound Designer
Jorg Plica Cinematographer
Adele Schmidt Associate Producer
Peter Schulz Cinematographer
Janna Wickland Associate Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Early Years [9:25]
2. Rise of Nazism [4:15]
3. New York [8:40]
4. German Church [8:25]
5. The Jewish Question [8:21]
6. Church Resistance [8:03]
7. Finkenwalde [7:42]
8. Difficult Choices [8:15]
9. Conspiracy [9:12]
10. The Arrest [4:27]
11. Tegel and 1944 Attempt [9:48]
12. Execution [5:00]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Start Film
   Chapters
   Special Features
      Selected Bonhoeffer Texts
         After Ten Years
         Black Church
         Cheap Grace
         Christian Call
         Church and Community
         Church and State
         Church and World
         Compassion and Action
         Faith
         Leadership
         Letter to Maria
         Peace
         Prison Life
         Reflections From Prison
         Returning to Germany
         Sermon on the Mount
         Who Am I?
         Will of God
      Filmmaker Interview
      Profiles
         Director Martin Doblmeier
         Composer John Keltonic
         Actor Klaus Maria Brandauer
      Archival Photo Gallery
      Original Theatrical Trailer
      Trailer Gallery
         Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times
         42 Up
         Fighter
         The Trials of Henry Kissinger
   Funders
   Journey Films
   First Run Features
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hitler & the Church - Many Parallels to U.S. Events 2006

    This DVD shows how Hitler used the Church to gain control of Germany, then turned against many of those same churches as well as anyone who didn't 'fit' with his worldview. This DVD is NOT propaganda, it is history. There are alarming parallels to current events in the U.S. today. History has shown us many times that religion and politics are a dangerous, and often deadly, mix. Buy this DVD for your children and grand-children, if not for yourself!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Recommended viewing for everyone

    This film provides a breadth of information re: Diedrich Bonhoffe, "the Church", and social/Christian responsibilities. It combines historic, sociological, psychological, and theological perspectives, which ought to stimulate personal and social introspection.

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