Amen.


2h 20m 2002

Brief Synopsis

Two systems: the Nazi machine versus the Vatican and Allied diplomacy. Two men are struggling from the inside: On one side, Kurt Gerstein, a real-life chemist and SS officer, supplies the death camps with zyklon B while he tirelessly denounces the crimes and alerts the Allies, the Pope, the Germans

Film Details

Also Known As
Amen, Amen - Le Vicaire, Den slutgiltiga lösningen, Der Stellvertreter, Eyewitness, Le Vicaire, Stellvertreter
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Kino International; PathT International; PathT International; Pathe Image; Pathe Image; StudioCanal; Tf1 Films Productions
Distribution Company
A-Film Distribution; Alfa Films; Alternative Films; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Gussi Films; Medusa Film; Mikado Film; Monopole Pathe Films Ag; PathT International; PathT International; Pathe Image; Shaw Organization
Location
Romania; Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 20m

Synopsis

Two systems: the Nazi machine versus the Vatican and Allied diplomacy. Two men are struggling from the inside: On one side, Kurt Gerstein, a real-life chemist and SS officer, supplies the death camps with zyklon B while he tirelessly denounces the crimes and alerts the Allies, the Pope, the Germans and their churches of their murderous policy against the European Jews. Kurt does this at his own risk, and at the risk his family's welfare and safety. On the other side, Ricardo Fontana, a young Jesuit, is a fictitious character who represents all the priests, who were determined to struggle against savagery; many of them paying for their courage with their lives. Countless priests, some known, others anonymous, were simply not content to live with the silence of their church's hierarchy vis-à-vis the Nazi machine.

Film Details

Also Known As
Amen, Amen - Le Vicaire, Den slutgiltiga lösningen, Der Stellvertreter, Eyewitness, Le Vicaire, Stellvertreter
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Kino International; PathT International; PathT International; Pathe Image; Pathe Image; StudioCanal; Tf1 Films Productions
Distribution Company
A-Film Distribution; Alfa Films; Alternative Films; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Gussi Films; Medusa Film; Mikado Film; Monopole Pathe Films Ag; PathT International; PathT International; Pathe Image; Shaw Organization
Location
Romania; Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 20m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter January 24, 2003

Released in United States January 31, 2003

Released in United States February 2002

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 6-17, 2002.

Based upon the 1962 German play, "Der Stellvertreter," by Rolf Hochhuth (which loosely translates to English as "The Deputy" or "The Representative").

aspect ratio 1:1.85

Released in United States Winter January 24, 2003

Released in United States January 31, 2003 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States February 2002 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 6-17, 2002.)