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Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace (2000)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, History | TV Movie 24 August 2000
The story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German clergyman of great distinction, who actively opposed Hitler and the Nazis. His convictions cost him his life.

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Eric Till
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ulrich Tukur ... Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Johanna Klante ... Maria Von Wedemeyer
Robert Joy ... Manfred Roeder
R.H. Thomson ... Knobloch
Tatjana Blacher Tatjana Blacher ... Christel von Dohnanyi
Ulrich Noethen ... Hans Von Dohnanyi
Susanne Lothar ... Sabine Leibholz
Richard Partington Richard Partington ... Reinhold Niebuhr
Dominique Horwitz ... Gerhard Leibholz
Justus von Dohnányi ... Eberhard Bethge
Rosemarie Fendel ... Ruth von Kleist-Retzow
Christian Goebel ... Captain Ludwig Gehre
Blu Mankuma ... Frank Fischer
Dieter Kirchlechner ... Josef Müller
Christian Doermer ... General Hans Oster
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Storyline

A Lutheran church outside of Germany. Those close with the minister, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, advise him not to return to Germany, but a doctor insists that he must due to his religious beliefs. Despite the possibility of persecution by the Nazis, Dietrich Bonhoeffer returns to Germany and preaches of the Jews and against Hitler and his Nazi agenda. Written by BR

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A true story of love, courage and sacrifice.


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Trivia

Justus von Dohnányi, who plays Eberhard Bethge, is a great-nephew of the real Dietrich Bonhoeffer, as well as the grandson of Hans von Dohnanyi (portrayed by Ulrich Noethen). See more »

Goofs

When Bonhoeffer is transported in a truck, along with other prisoners, his glasses disappear and reappear between shots. See more »

Crazy Credits

R.H. Thomson is listed in the opening credits, but not in the closing ones. See more »

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How does a Christian live in a "world come of age?"
20 March 2004 | by Money_is_FleshSee all my reviews

This is a good film, and certainly relevant as the church struggles to find its place and vocation in the world today. It is a humble picture that gets by on the strength of its (true) story, and indeed, the incredible witness of Bonhoeffer himself. Both Bonhoeffer enthusiasts and those unfamiliar with his life and works will find this film interesting. It succeeds (as much as a 90-minute film can) in showing how Bonhoeffer wrestled with, and was challenged by, the events of his day. Most Christians (forgive the stereotyping, but I am one, so give me some slack) tend to judge the world as a young creation gone wrong, whereas Dietrich Bonhoeffer viewed the middle of the 20th century on its own terms -- as a world come of age, and acted accordingly.


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Language:

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Release Date:

24 August 2000 (Germany) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,099, 22 June 2003

Gross USA:

$296,181
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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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