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22 October, 2003 8:59 AM

bonhoeffer_poster.jpgLast night for Living Room we went to to our local cinema to see Bonhoeffer - the documentary which tells the amazing story of theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Having read some of his work I found the film added a new dimension to his writing as it brought alive the circumstances he found himself in. I always knew of his imprisonment by the Nazi regime and his part in the plots to kill Hitler, but seeing the photos and hearing first hand accounts added so much.

We all left the cinema very challenged by the cost that he paid for his faith. Whilst its no hollywood blockbuster (it is a little dry) its an important and challenging film that I highly recommend. I'd rate it 7.5 out of 10.



I often wonder if Bonhoeffer realised how he would fulfil his own words from The Cost of Discipleship - "when Christ calls a man, he calls him to come and die." (Possibly not exact, I'm quoting from memory.

Jan » 22 October, 2003 4:50 PM

pretty accurate quote Jan from the movie last night. Good point - we had a good discussion on that afterwards.

Darren » 22 October, 2003 5:02 PM

I hope it comes here. There's a movie about Bonhoeffer - released late last year or early this year,but, a documentary - sounds very interesting. Hope it comes out on DVD

Paul » 23 October, 2003 9:16 AM

I rented that movie on Dvd the other day. I enjoyed it and admired that he would stay rather than escape. He chose the high road and helped people along the way.

Rachel » 23 October, 2003 1:39 PM

An inspirational guy, but I also found the movie a bit dry.

hamo » 23 October, 2003 4:47 PM

Wow! Sounds like a cool flick! I hope we get it here in the US soon........

Rich » 24 October, 2003 8:37 AM

Dietrich changed my life. I really only had an inkling of what it meant to be Christian as a youngster, and interestingly enough I met a Jewish Rabbi that gave me the Cost of Discipleship, which I think he meant to scare me out of Christianity. It definately opened my eyes.

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