ABSTRACT Volker Schlööndorff for the first time directly approaches the subject of religious faith in portraying Henri Kremer, a Catholic priest imprisoned at Dachau. The director's meticulous style con-trasts Golgotha-like images of torture and deprivation with abstract ethical dialogues between the priest and a former seminarian turned mid-level Nazi leader.
The Ninth Day
HANS-BERNHARD MOELLER, Associate Professor of Germanic Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, and GEORGE LELLIS, Professor of Communication at Coker College, are the authors of Volker Schlöön-dorff's Cinema: Adaptation, Politics, and the ““Movie-Appropriate”” (Southern Illinois University Press, 2002). Both have recently con-tributed essays to Straight Through the Heart: Doris Döörrie, German Filmmaker and Author (Scarecrow Press, 2004).
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Hans-Bernhard Moeller, George Lellis; The Ninth Day. Film Quarterly 1 December 2005; 59 (2): 51–55. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2005.59.2.51
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