Have you seen this film? 2

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  1. Ijiwaru Sensei

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    Amen. is a film that I think most Christians would find challenging and thought provoking. The film raises questions about the Christian's response to evil and about what happens when the church becomes more concerned with self-preservation than holding to its principles.

    The central character is Kurt Gerstein, a devout Lutheran of the Confessing Church, who is also an SS officer. Gerstein is in large part responsible for developing Zyklon-B used to exterminate the Jews. Upon learning about the true purpose of the chemical, Gerstein attempts to alert the world through his church officials and eventually through the Catholic Church only to discover closed doors.

    It is interesting to note the varied responses characters have throughout the film when confronted with evil--everything from denial of its existence to passive acceptance.

    The film is in large part not fictional. Kurt Gerstein was a historical figure and almost all of the events surrounding that character in this film are based on historical documents or testimony.

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  2. Gold Dragon

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    Thanks for these great recommendations, Ijiwaru Sensei. I will definitely add them to my must see list.
     
  3. Ijiwaru Sensei

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    Thanks, but once you do watch them, you will have to come back and offer your own critique of the films. Let me know I'm all wet or all right. :D

    More recommendations will follow.
     
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    Hey Ijiwaru, based on your recommendation, I've reserved our public library's copy of this film and should be able to watch it in a week or two.

    Only thing is, it's a French edition - though I think I read the notes right that there is an English-language track (with French subtitles). Hope so. My high-school French probably isn't up to following a movie.
     
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    Will do, although I have quite a long must see list I'm working on with limited time.

    I'm not sure how the mods see it, but movie recommendations that do not raise Baptist or Christian theological questions might be more appropriate in the Books/Publication, Hobby/Travel or All Other Discussions subfora.
     
  6. Ijiwaru Sensei

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    Amen. was filmed in English, so it should be okay, unless you have a dubbed version.

    Do let me know what you think--good or bad.
     
  7. Ijiwaru Sensei

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    I haven't heard from the mods yet, but I will take a look at the other section. If any mods want me to post these types of threads elsewhere, please let me know.

    I'm thinking of trying to make this a weekly type post.
     
  8. Jack Lavictoire

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    Sounds like something I would be interrested in seeing. God willing I'll try to pick it up today and I'll let you know what I got out of it. Oh yea, I just placed a video on my site yesterday regarding WWII. It's not a pleasent video because the images are very graphic but seeing how six million Jews died and that the scriptures tell us that the antichrist is going to kill those who refuse to take the mark and that there is something like one billion Christians on earth today - well you do the math!

    You can view the video here: http://www.beholdhecomes.net/world_at_war.html

    Well I've been up all night so I had better turn in!

    Peace to all who love Jesus...
    In Him there is no darkness! :thumbs:
     
  9. PrimePower7

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    Mr. Gerstein

    I wonder if he was involved with the plot against Hitler with Mr. Bonhoeffer who was also a Lutheran with the Confessing Church?
     

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