Synopsis: Biography of Martin Luther, the 16th-century priest who led the Christian Reformation and opened up new possibilities in exploration of faith. The film begins with his vow to become a monk, and continues through his struggles to reconcile his desire for sanctification with his increasing abhorrence of the corruption and hypocrisy pervading the Church's hierarchy. He is ultimately charged with heresy and must confront the ruling cardinals and princes, urging them to make the Scriptures available to the common believer and lead the Church toward faith through justice and righteousness.
Director(s): Eric Till
Production: R.S. Entertainment Inc.
  4 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
123 min

a child hidden in the forest.

A child living in the forest?

A crippled child.

If we don't buy the wood,

the little thing doesn't get fed.

Wood, brother?

Half or full bundle?

As much as this will buy.

This is our new priest,

Father Martin.

Hello, Hanna.

Thank you, Hanna.


Good morning, Otto!

This is our new preacher,

Father Martin.


I look forward

to seeing you at Mass.

Good luck, there.

Get back to your work, Thomas!

You'd think I was a leper.

They thought you were

coming for a collection.

They thought I wanted their money?

No, they thought the Pope

wanted their money.

Every time

a new priest comes,

they have to pay Rome

for the privilege of sacraments.

Nulla salus Extra ecclesiamm.

This debate has raged

for over 1,400 years,

from the earliest days

of the church,

but now

the Fifth Lateran Council

has reaffirmed

Saint Cyprian's famous dictum,

"Nulla salus Extra ecclesiamm...

outside the Holy Roman church,

there is no salvation."

Professor Carlstadt.

What of the Greek Christians?

The Greek Christians?

Well, an early church document

clearly states

that a Roman bishop,

not a Greek,

was Saint Peter's successor.

And, of course,

it was Peter whom our Lord Christ

made His representative on earth.

So we must consider the saints

of the Greek church to be damned?

You miss the point.

But that is the inevitable

consequence of Cyprian's claim...

Greek Christians

are outside salvation.

Or is this claim based on

an over-literal reading

of Matthew 16:

"Thou art Peter, and upon this rock,

I will build my church."

Yet two lines earlier,

in verse 16,

we find the very foundation

of our faith...

"You are the Christ,

the Son of the living God."

Surely the more universal

we make these great words,

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