Amen.
Amen.
Directed by Costa-Gavras
Written by Costa-Gavras, Jean-Claude Grumberg, Rolf Hochhuth
Starring Mathieu Kassovitz, Ulrich Mühe, Ulrich Tukur
Run time 132 min
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Amen. examines the links between the Vatican and Nazi Germany. The central character is Kurt Gerstein (Ulrich Tukur), a Waffen-SS officer employed in the SS Hygiene Institute, designing programs for the purification of water and the destruction of vermin. He is shocked to learn that the process he has developed to eradicate typhus, by using a hydrogen cyanide mixture called Zyklon B, is now being used for killing Jews in extermination camps. Gerstein attempts to notify Pope Pius XII (Marcel Iureş) about the gassings, but is appalled by the lack of response he gets from the Catholic hierarchy. The only person moved is Riccardo Fontana (Mathieu Kassovitz), a young Jesuit priest.
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Academy Award® Winner
February 27, 2017
Asghar Farhadi's THE SALESMAN wins the Oscar® for Best Foreign Language Film.
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December 01, 2016
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National Board of Review...
November 29, 2016
The National Board of Review names THE SALESMAN as Best Foreign Language Film.
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