The Priest of St. Pauli (1970)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Religious Drama  |   Run Time - 103 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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Konrad Johannsen (Curt Jurgens) is the World War II submarine commander who made a pact with God. He agreed to become a priest if he is saved from the sinking sub. After the war, he becomes a priest in the Reeperbahn district, a seamy section of Hamburg plagued by sex, drugs and rock & roll. The local criminals seek to drive him out and employ a prostitute in an attempt to make him fall from grace and give in to the pleasures of the flesh. Konrad avoids temptation as he deals with the villains, saves fallen women and rescues fishermen is distress. Above all, he keeps his promise to God for saving his life during the war.

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salvation, bad-guy, commander, gangster, good-guy, religion, submarine