During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.

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Biography of Martin Luther, the 16th-century priest who led the Christian Reformation and opened up new possibilities in exploration of faith. The film begins with his vow to become a monk, and continues through his struggles to reconcile his desire for sanctification with his increasing abhorrence of the corruption and hypocrisy pervading the Church's hierarchy. He is ultimately charged with heresy and must confront the ruling cardinals and princes, urging them to make the Scriptures available to the common believer and lead the Church toward faith through justice and righteousness. Written by scgary66

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Rebel. Genius. Liberator.


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Rated PG-13 for disturbing images of violence | See all certifications »

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26 September 2003 (USA)  »

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Budget:

€21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$908,446 (USA) (26 September 2003)

Gross:

$5,667,046 (USA) (21 November 2003)
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Joseph Fiennes previously starred with Jonathan Firth's brother Colin in Shakespeare in Love. See more »

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When the sacbuts (an early form of a trombone) are playing, one of the sacbuts has a spit valve (or water key) on the end of the slide. Spit valves were not invented until after the 1870's. Also, that sacbut is gold lacquered, which was not done to these instruments at that time. See more »

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Martin Luther: I cannot and I will not recant. Here I stand!
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Version of Martin Luther (1953) See more »

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A Masterpiece of Historical Presentation
28 September 2003 | by (Miami, Fl) – See all my reviews

It is unfortunate that this film has such limited distribution as it to become one of the shining stars of historical dramas. Here in Miami it is only showing in 3 theaters. On opening day at 4:10 in the afternoon there were less than 10 people in the theater! Its attention to historical accuracy is commendable. The acting by Fiennes and Ustinov could not be improved in my view. I was swept away with drama and emotion of the portrayal of Luther at this time of crisis in Christianity. Interestingly the pivotal moment of the nailing of the 95 thesis to the door of the church in Wittenburg is regarded as fictional by most careful scholars of Luther! But the legend is so ingrained that I am glad it was presented. If you have any interest in the foundations of the schism with Catholicism you must see this film.


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