Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace
Product Description: His resistance to Nazi Germany made him a modern hero. His execution in 1945 made him a Christian martyr. A true story of love, courage, and sacrifice, this dramatized presentation tells the story of Lutheran minister Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who spoke out against Nazi oppression---and paid the ultimate price for his beliefs. 90 minutes.
What is a moral person to do in a time of great immorality? That question was central to Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German clergyman of great distinction who actively opposed Hitler and the Nazis at great personal risk. His convictions eventually cost him his life at the hands of the Gestapo.
Bonhoeffer's last years, his participation in the German resistance and his moral struggle are dramatized in Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace. The film won the top honor at the Monte Carlo TV festival in February 2000 and was broadcast in high-definition television (HDTV) on selected stations.
More than just a biographical film, Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace sheds light on the little-known efforts of the German resistance. The film, directed by Eric Till and shot in the Czech Republic, Berlin and Canada- brings to a wide audience the heroic rebellion of Bonhoeffer, a highly-regarded Lutheran minister who could have kept his peace and saved his life on several occasions but instead paid the ultimate price for his beliefs.
Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace is a vital portrait of the man, the teacher, the resistance fighter, the moralist, the prisoner and, eventually, the martyr.
"BONHOEFFER:AGENT OF GRACE" has been featured on PBS and has won the "Nymphe d'Or" for best television film at the International Television Festival in Monte Carlo, the Bronze World Medal for TV Movies/Drama Special at the New York Festivals Television Programming and Promotion Competition, the "One Future Prize 2000" at Filmfest Munich, a 2nd place Bronze Plaque at the Columbus International Film & Video Festival, a "Grace Prize" for Ulrich Tukur for "Actor in Television" at the 9th Annual Movieguide Awards in Los Angeles, and will receive a Best International TV Film Award in October 2001 from the German Television Prize Competition.