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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.

Director:

Eric Till
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ulrich Tukur ... Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Johanna Klante 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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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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A story that needed to be told.
3 January 2011 | by pc_hallSee all my reviews

This is one of those true stories that make your stomach churn.

A Pastor gets hung by Nazis's. Bad things happen to good people; even one's with the best of intentions.

If you expect a Hollywood blockbuster, you will be disappointed. If you expect a movie done on a low budget, but still looks OK, then you will enjoy this one.

This is a good movie. Sure, they could have done more. But they have done enough to get the point across.

People die for the right causes. They choose to die with a good conscience than live with a "yellow" one. This man deserves our attention and admiration.

See the film with this attitude, and you will be rewarded; if not, you'll be disappointed.


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Country:

Canada | Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 2000 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Bonhoeffer See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, 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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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