Luther (2003)

Director
Eric Till

Main cast
Joseph Fiennes; Jonathan Firth; Claire Cox; Alfred Molina; Peter Ustinov

Genres
Drama, History

Description
During the early 16th Century idealistic German monk Martin Luther, disgusted by the materialism in the church, begins the dialogue that will lead to the Protestant Reformation.


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