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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.

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

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

26 March 2015 (Germany) See more »

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The Culpable See more »

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2.35 : 1
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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.


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