Martin Luther

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Released 1953

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Director:
Irving Pichel
Released:
1953
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Martin Luther is a 1953 black and white biopic of Martin Luther, leader of the Protestant Reformation. One of the most polarizing figures of the last 1000 years, Martin Luther controversially challenged the Catholic faith's emphasis on sin, thereby leading to the Protestant reformation. The film Martin Luther, directed by Irving Pichel, offers a summation of his life. Originally studying to be a lawyer, Luther joins a monastery in the Augustinian cloister, yet has trouble with the focus of sin and confession in the doctrine, and can not find peace. Returning from a trip to Rome, Luther takes issue with both relics and indulgences, both he sees as meaningless, leading him to publish ninety-five theses, or questions unanswered by the Catholic church and nail them to the door of a church. These actions spurn his inclusion at the Diet Of Worms, where he is asked to retract the words he has written, a request Luther states he is unable to fulfill. Luther is subsequently held in custody at the castle of Wartburg, where he translates the New Testament into German. All the while his followers grow in number, Luther marries former nun Katharina von Bora, and the Augsburg Confession is finally held, signifying the beginning of a new faith for millions. Pichel's film, widely considered to stay true to the story of Marti Luther's life, depicts the many struggles and monumental events in the life of one of the most influential people in history.moreless
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