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Luther (1974)

PG | | Biography, Drama | April 1976 (UK)
A man's views cause a rift between peasants and the church.

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A man's views cause a rift between peasants and the church.

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In 1525 the world was rocked by a powerful explosion. His name was Luther.

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The Broadway production of "Luther" written by playwright John Osborne opened at the St. James Theater in New York on September 25, 1963, ran for 211 performances and won the 1964 Tony Award for the Best Play. See more »

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Sincere accurate portrayal of the birth of Protestant Christianity
20 July 2000 | by (kuwait) – See all my reviews



This movie is an excellent character study of the Augustinian monk, Martin Luther, and his pivotal role in the political, social, economic and religious revolt against the medieval Roman Catholic Church. This revolt, which historians later called the "Reformation", and the events that precipitated it are portrayed in an amazingly accurate fashion. To those more accustomed to contemporary "historical" movies that incorporate a fair amount of fiction in their plots, this movie may seem slow moving; fact is rarely as exciting as fiction. Nevertheless for those interested in a well-directed piece of authentic Church history with outstanding character development and exceptional acting, this is the movie to see.


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