By Mercedes Janecek
Luther is a film directed by Eric Till about the life of an Augustinian Monk, Martin Luther, starring Joseph Fiennes. It follows the Protestant Reformation of the Catholic Church sparked by Martin Luther’s 95 theses.
* Luther was directed by Eric Till
* Produced by Brigitte Rochow, Christian P. Stehr and Alexander Theis
* Starring Joseph Fiennes As Martin Luther
* Luther was released on the 30th of October, 2003
* The budget of Luther was €21,000,000 (estimated
* Luther was set in the 16th century
* Running time is 118 minutes
* Languages used include: English and Latin
* Filming locations include: Germany, Italy and the Czech Republic
Martin Luther: Joseph Fiennes
John Tastzel: Alfred Molina
Girolamo Aleander: Jonathan Firth
Katharina Von Bora: Clair Cox
Fredrick of Saxony: Peter Ustinov
Johann Von Staupiz: Bruno Ganz
Pope Leo X: Uwe Ochsenknecht
Cardinal Cajetan: Mathieu Carriere
Spalatin: Benjamin Sadler
Charles V: Torbin Liebercht
Ulrick: Marco Hofschneider
The Protestant Reformation and the 95 Theses
Luther, the film, was based on the Protestant Reformation. The Protestant Reformation was sparked by the 95 Theses written by Martin Luther. The Protestant Reformation was a large group of movements and acts to change the corrupted ways of the Catholic Church in the early 16th century.
On the 31st of October 1517, Martin Luther Nailed His 95 Theses a German church door and sent Germany into a state of disorientation and contradiction about the Catholic Church.
Luther’s writings were spread all though Europe because of the printing press. This was one of the newest inventions for this time period. Many copies were made of the 95 Theses and this spread the word of Luther’s actions. Luther’s writings became so iconic because the theses were not only written in German (the local man’s tongue) not Latin, the theses was transcribed into a cartoon... [continues]
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