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Der neunte Tag (2004)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller, War | 11 November 2004 (Germany)
A drama loosely based on Jean Bernard's Nazi-era prison diary.

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(memoir "Pfarrerblock 25487"), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Abbé Henri Kremer
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Untersturmführer Gebhardt
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Bischof Philippe
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Marie Kremer
Germain Wagner ...
Roger Kremer
Jean-Paul Raths ...
Raymond Schmitt
Ivan Jirík ...
Armando Bausch
Karel Hromadka ...
Pater Laurant Koltz
Miroslav Sichmann ...
Pater Marcel Bour
Adolf Filip ...
Professor Klimek (Kraków)
Vladimir Fiser ...
Bischof Kozal
Peter Varga ...
Józef (Polish Inmate) (as Petr Varga)
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Pater Nansen
Zdenek Pechácek ...
Lagerführer
Václav Krátký ...
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Storyline

In World War II, after a period living hell on earth in the concentration camp of Dachau with other catholic priests, Father Abbé Henri Kremer gets a nine days leave to return to his home town for his mother's funeral. Along this period, the SS Gestapo lieutenant Gebhardt tries to persuade Henri, who was born in silver-spoon and member of an influent Luxembourgian family, to convince the local bishop to give-up resisting to the Germans and write a letter to the Vatican in the name of the Catholic Church of Luxemburg convincing the Pope to support Hitler and the Nazi regime. The ambivalent Henri questions himself and the bishop what he shall do. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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No one can save them.

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Drama | Thriller | War

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Also Known As:

El noveno día  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,675, 3 June 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$72,888, 20 November 2005
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While the priest was in the Gestapo agent's office the agent pointed out a Russian religious icon, which he said he obtained in Moscow. The Nazis were very close to Moscow, but never were in that city. See more »

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Referenced in Yes Man (2008) See more »

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Frauen sind keine Engel
Performed by Margot Hielscher
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Graphic, but no where near the best Holocaust film...
31 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

You may go into this, thinking that it's an interesting, unique and intense Nazi film. Think again. When I read the summary, I thought the same thing, however I was quite a bit disappointed with the end result. Granted, this is a true story, and someone's real life experiences (especially as horrible as Holcocaust survivors' usually are) are nothing to be sniffed at, this however was not one of the best WWII films I've ever seen. And, although it was a German movie, and therefore, not in English, it did make it difficult to enjoy it as much had it been an American made film, where I could have watched it in my native language. Though, I won't say that the film was bad, either. It had excellent cinematography, direction, and the acting was not only realistic, but the makeup was profoundly superb.

The only things I had against the film, were that some of the scenes seemed too long, while the story dragged on. The music was cheap and not of good quality, while the story itself was written and directed very slow.

All in all it wasn't a terrible film, but again, it's the kind of movie that has much more dialogue, and intellect, than most Holocaust films do. This is not a, "Shindler's List" or even a "The Pianist", but rather something more along the lines of a business Nazi movie. There were a couple of very graphic scenes, in the very beginning and then towards the middle and end, though the majority of the film is spent indoors, offices, and homes. It's not the best film dedicated to that period of time, but you might enjoy it. Just make sure you watch it in a language you'll understand completely. That will help a great deal.


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