Bonhoeffer

Bonhoeffer

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Cast: Martin Doblmeier, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Adele Schmidt, Richard Mancini

     
 

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, DietrichSee more details below

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 führer. 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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Product Details

Release Date:
04/20/2004
UPC:
0720229910996
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
NR
Source:
First Run Features
Presentation:
[B&W, Letterbox]
Time:
1:30:00
Sales rank:
15,079

Special Features

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

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Martin Doblmeier Narrator
Klaus Maria Brandauer Dietrich Bonhoeffer,voice of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Adele Schmidt voice of Sabine
Richard Mancini voice of Bishop Bell
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
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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