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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Martin Luther
... Hans
... John Tetzel
... Johan Von Eck
... Thomas De Vio
... The Knight
... Katherine
... Brother Weinand
Maurice Denham ... Johann Von Staupitz
Peter Cellier ... Prior
Thomas Heathcote ... Lucas
... King Charles
Bruce Carstairs ... Duke of Saxony
Matthew Guinness ... Reading Monk
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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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Biography | Drama

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John Osborne's Luther  »

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Sir John Gielgud was booked to play a major extended cameo but dropped out. See more »

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Martin Luther: I'm sure you must remember Abraham. Abraham was... he was an old man... a... very old man indeed, in fact, he was a hundred years old, when what was surely, what must have been a miracle happened, to a man of his years. A son was born to him. A son. Isaac he called him. And he loved Isaac. Well, he loved him with such intensity, one can only diminish it by description.
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Remake of BBC Play of the Month: Luther (1965) See more »

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When actor (Glover) improves a play and film...
31 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

Interesting film and play. Playwright Osborne did not intend to add the character of the knight (serving as part chorus, part psychological alter-ego) but the idea apparently came from Julian Glover the actor who plays the part. Apparently Glover added the part in the stage version as well. And that character is fascinating. According to IMDb, Tom Baker made an uncredited appearance as Pope Leo. But that bit is never shown in the version I viewed. Director Guy Green extracts good performances from all the characters, especially Stacy Keach. And cinematographer Freddie Young adds his touch with interesting camera angles in crucial scenes.


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