This film is based on the true story of Pastor Martin Neimuller, who was sent to Dachau concentration camp for criticising the Nazi party. The small German village of Altdorf in the 1930's has to come to terms with Chancellor Hitler and the arrival of a platoon of Stormtroopers (preceded by a flock of sheep - subtle). The Stormtrooper go about teaching and enforcing 'The New Order' but Pastor Hall is a kind and gentle man who won't be cowed. Some villagers join the Nazi party avidly, some just go along with things, hoping for a quiet life but Pastor Hall takes his convictions to the pulpit.
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This film was officially banned in Chicago by the city's police censor board, which deemed it "exceedingly controversial." See more
Pastor Frederick Hall
Oh you're a stormtrooper now, are you?
Well, it's a job, Herr Pastor. I've been out of work so long.
The story of the individual in Europe during the past decade has shown us how much more potent is Truth when compared to fiction. "Pastor Hall" is based on authentic, verified facts See more
The American release had 5 minutes cut, mainly of the Nazi brutality to prisoners in the concentration camp. See more
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