Luther

Directed by Guy Green

Year: 1974
Running Time: 111
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Country: U.S.
Language: English
Booking Inquiry Shop Home Video Educational Use

Luther

Cast
Patrick Magee
Hugh Griffith
Judi Dench
Alan Badel
Stacy Keach

Crew
Cinematographer Freddie Young
Produced by Ely Landau
Directed by Guy Green


Stacy Keach, as German cleric Martin Luther, miraculously breathes life and intimacy into one of the most famous social revolutionaries and theological firebrands in world history. Directed by former cinematographer Guy Green, Luther's graceful camerawork explodes the restricting theatrical proscenium without violating the unity of John Osbourne's (Look Back in Anger) original play.

Luther compresses nearly two decades into a provocative character study that parallels Martin Luther's deepening religious dilemmas with the irresolvable earthly anxieties that shaped his beliefs and his rebellious search for truth. We're introduced to Luther as a young monk in 1506, as he defends his vows to his jealous and disapproving father (Patrick McGee). But as Luther's religious commitment deepens, his faith in an increasingly commercialized, politicized, and spiritually empty Papacy atrophies until, having preached against the medieval Catholic Church's hypocrisy, he is called to account by the very bishops he must denounce.

Keach's Luther is backed by a powerful supporting cast, including Kubrick stalwart Leonard Rossiter, and Dame Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love, Chocolat) as the nun Luther takes for his wife. In Luther, Martin Luther's condemnation of the Catholic Church and incitement fo the Protestant reformation become the last desperate acts of a brilliant but deeply troubled man of conscience who has run out of options.

Reviews

"Stacy Keach is brilliant" - Kevin Kelly, The Boston Globe

"One of the best pictures of the year." - The Denver Post

Hi-Res Poster

Trailer Embed Code

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 13 2022 at 3:16pm
Proud to be part of the Mixed-Up Teens ➡️ Sophisticated Adults pipeline.' https://t.co/e8qKBgYgCy'
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 13 2022 at 3:11pm
Shout out to all the Sophisticated Adults on here. We 💜 you.' https://t.co/e8qKBgYgCy'
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 13 2022 at 3:10pm
RT' @garymkramer': It's #internationalswingersday! So here's my' @Salon' interview with the director of BLOOM UP: A SWINGER COUPLE STORY.' @Kino…'
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 13 2022 at 3:10pm
RT' @RoxyCinemaNYC': “Explores the interior lives of Black women with loving acuity… and a whole lot of heart and humor.” - Maya Cade, Creato…
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 13 2022 at 1:07pm
Now playing at' @quadcinema' and' @HotDocsCinema'!' https://t.co/1HcmrcfSqZ'
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 13 2022 at 12:00pm
Born on this day in 1899, the great Alfred Hitchcock.' https://t.co/R2m1m3bMVm'
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 13 2022 at 11:51am
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming in November! 2020 HD Master by Paramount – 4K Scan of the Original 35mm Camera Negative Detective Story (1951)…
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 13 2022 at 10:00am
BLOOM UP "is neither for the prudish nor for those whose delicate ears may be turned off by orgasmic cries. I say t…' https://t.co/4vDQ72sG5i'
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 12 2022 at 4:00pm
ALMA'S RAINBOW opens today at' @laemmle's'' @laemmlemonica' in Los Angeles. Don't miss a Q&A with star' @VictoriousPlatt…'' https://t.co/CBlq1eGYeg'
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 12 2022 at 3:54pm
RT' @laemmlemonica': This Fri. don't miss ALMA'S RAINBOW and a special Q&A on Sat. 8/13 with lead actress Victoria Platt. " Tix & info at htt…
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
Email: edu@kinolorber.com