A faithful recounting of the ministry, trial and martyrdom of the fifteenth century Bohemian priest John Hus, who built on the reforms of John Wycliffe, taught the Bible in the vernacular and who influenced Martin Luther a century later.

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Rod Colbin ...
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Cardinal Anthony (as Regis J. Cordic)
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Sándor Naszódy ...
Prosecutor at Council
Gordon De Vol ...
Lord John of Chlum (as Gordon Devol)
Jack Lukes ...
Lord Wenceslas
Carmen Zapata ...
Mother of John Hus
Allen Joseph
Brian Wood
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Theologian
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Christopher Beaumont ...
Jailer (as Chris Beaumont)
Ron Hajak ...
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A faithful recounting of the ministry, trial and martyrdom of the fifteenth century Bohemian priest John Hus, who built on the reforms of John Wycliffe, taught the Bible in the vernacular and who influenced Martin Luther a century later.

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straight and to the point
10 November 2003 | by (cleveland oh) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this film, which I believe was a one-hour bio on the Protestant reformer who predated Luther and the rest by about a hundred years.

It's kind of funny watching trained English stage actors play the parts of simple farmers and priests. Also, the cinematography was a little weak. But I believe that this was intended, so as to keep the movie simple and to the point about an idealist reformer. So although the film quality drops the rating, the story makes up for it.

It's strange to think that religious freedoms that we take for granted, like being able to read Scripture in our own tongue, cost the lives of dedicated and idealistic people hundreds of years ago. With this mindset penultimately installed in the viewer at film's end, John Hus is burned at the stake in 1415 while singing a hymn, another once-banned practice.


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