6.6/10
211
3 user 14 critic

The Culpable (2015)

Verfehlung (original title)
The life and faith of a Catholic prison minister is shaken when his friend and colleague is taken into custody under suspicion of sexual abuse, which drives him to discover the truth.

Director:

Gerd Schneider
Reviews
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Gerard and his 9-month-old son have been left by his wife for feminist reasons. The custody of his son is being threatened by his next romance.

Director: Marco Ferreri
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Ornella Muti, Michel Piccoli
Raging Rose (2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Jozef, a Polish man in his fifties, arrives in France not only to work in construction, but also to find his son Roman whom he had abandoned fifteen years earlier. He goes to Rose, the ... See full summary »

Director: Julia Kowalski
Stars: Liv Henneguier, Yoann Zimmer, Andrzej Chyra
Eltern (2013)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Two working parents try to juggle job and child-rearing.

Director: Robert Thalheim
Stars: Charly Hübner, Christiane Paul, Paraschiva Dragus
Jetzt.Nicht. (2017)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Walter, workaholic marketing manager gets fired, fails to cope and continues to fall deeper and deeper.

Director: Julia Keller
Stars: Godehard Giese, Loretta Pflaum, Ronald Kukulies
West (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

She Can See Her Future, But Can't Escape Her Past.

Director: Christian Schwochow
Stars: Jördis Triebel, Tristan Göbel, Jacky Ido
Misunderstood (1966)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Andrew's brave front convinces his father that he is unaffected by his mother's death. Playmate and protector of his little brother Miles, he is often blamed when mischief goes wrong. Only ... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Comencini
Stars: Anthony Quayle, Stefano Colagrande, Simone Giannozzi
Ins Blaue (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Rudolf Thome
Stars: Vadim Glowna, Alice Dwyer, Elisabeth-Marie Leistikow
Lullaby Ride (2012)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Life could be wonderful for Livia and Marco: they are good-looking, young, and the parents of Tim. He is nine months old and his high-pitched wailing is wearing their patience thinner by ... See full summary »

Director: Christoph Schaub
Stars: Alexandra Maria Lara, Sebastian Blomberg, Georg Friedrich
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

For many years, filmmaker Michel Drach wanted to tell the story of his childhood during WWII and his family's escape from the occupying Nazis. The film explores his bittersweet memories, ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Drach
Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Marie-José Nat, Gabrielle Doulcet
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In a repressive boarding school with rigid rules of behavior, four boys decide to rebel against the direction on a celebration day.

Director: Jean Vigo
Stars: Jean Dasté, Robert le Flon, Louis Lefebvre
Match Day (TV Mini-Series 2015)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After the death of a 17-year-old soccer fan during a game, Alexandra Perrucci, a young police detective, leads an investigation in her hometown.

Stars: Judith Davis, Nicolas Cazalé, Nina Meurisse
The Silver Forest (TV Movie 2019)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Roxana is a young Romanian nanny looking after 8-year-old Georges, the son of David and Elizabeth. David's a financier at the European Bank of Strasbourg. Working on a project for a motorway across Romania, David asks Roxana for some help.

Director: Emmanuel Bourdieu
Stars: Nicolas Duvauchelle, Marina Palii, Julia Faure
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Sandra Borgmann ... Vera Rubin
Hartmut Becker ... Kardinal Schoeller
Sebastian Blomberg ... Jakob
Kai Schumann ... Dominik
Tara Marie Linke ... Claudia (as Marie-Sarah Linke)
George Tounas ... Priest
Valerie Koch ... Susanne Weihe
Oskar Bökelmann Oskar Bökelmann ... Mike Rubin
Jan Messutat ... Oliver
Joerg Adae Joerg Adae ... Pfarrer Lennartz
Sebastian Kowski Sebastian Kowski ... Raul
Uwe Keller Uwe Keller ... Gemeinderatsmitglied
Bernd Würch Bernd Würch ... Arbeiter / JVA-Beamter
Rade Radovic Rade Radovic ... Anton
Anne Düe Anne Düe ... Anja Zdrojewski
Edit

Storyline

The life and faith of a Catholic prison minister is shaken when his friend and colleague is taken into custody under suspicion of sexual abuse, which drives him to discover the truth.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

26 March 2015 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Culpable See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The REST of the story, and more
26 September 2016 | by icelanderlightSee all my reviews

Verfehlung (English: Culpable) is the story of a young, beloved and successful German Catholic Priest accused of sexual child abuse - from the viewpoint of his best friend. It tracks very well to the history of such claims and illuminates the reaction of the church and the parents of the children. It is a very well crafted film that captures the events with a spectrum 5 times greater than I have seen it done previously. Well crafted handling of "the poisoning of the well".

The film action occurs in the present. The critical question posed to me is whether the Church (as Mother} is more important than the members that make it up. In the parallel case of a real mother in danger to her life because of an at-risk pregnancy, the church sides with the infant to the detriment of the mother.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed