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on 17 July 2010
This movie seems like little more than propaganda for willfully-delusional Protestants. While certain elements of Luther's personality were portrayed (namely, his great psychological battle with fear of his own salvation), the character was painted with very broad strokes leaving out many of his negative traits. While Luther plays the hero, there is also a decided villain in the movie, played by the Catholic Church. A sinister-sounding Leitmotiv is heard whenever Catholic clergy appear on screen, which makes the viewer wonder is there really any attempt to convey historical facts or, is it simply (as I suggest) propaganda for Protestants. I found other reviews of this film interesting, though I had to wonder if the aim I suggest (propaganda) was achieved. One suggests that Luther was a Reformation saint (based on Luther's ideas, Lutherans have abolished the cult of Saints). Please reference any complete (unedited if possible) set of Luther's Tischreden (Table Talk) wherein you will find what this "saint" really thought. He was a troubled, hard-drinking, angry man.

Avoid this movie if you seek historical accuracy.
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