Luther (1974)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Religious Drama  |   Release Date - Jan 21, 1974 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 112 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Adapted for the screen by Edward Anhalt from the play by John Osborne, Luther stars Stacy Keach as religious leader and "heretic" Martin Luther. In minimalist fashion, the film traces Luther's disillusionment with the Catholic Church, and his eventual spearheading of the Reformation movement. Over the course of the film, Keach ages from an ingenuous seminarian to a disgruntled, middle-aged firebrand. Director Guy Green does little to cinematize the material, instead favoring a theatrical approach and thus allowing the rich dialogue to be better appreciated. Luther was a production of the American Film Theatre.

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Catholicism, faith, leader, Protestant, religion