Provo, UT (December 2, 2023)
Angel Studios, the studio behind The Chosen and the global blockbuster Sound of Freedom, has acquired worldwide rights to the feature film Bonhoeffer. The film was written and directed by Todd Komarnicki (Sully, Elf), and produced by Emmanuel and Camille Kampouris, Todd Komarnicki, Ralph Winter (X-Men, Hocus Pocus), Mark O’Sullivan and Chloe Kassis-Crowe through Ireland-based Crow’s Nest Productions, and co-produced by Jean Jaques Neira for Fontana in Belgium. Bonhoeffer is slated for a 2024 theatrical release.
“Encountering Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and being honored with the opportunity to share his thrilling story with the world, has been a singular privilege,” said Komarnicki. “Dietrich’s message of peace and courage is as urgent in 2023 as it was in 1945.”
“There has never been a time in history where we needed to be reminded of the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer more than today,” said Jordan Harmon, President of Angel Studios. “The Angel Guild has shown, time and again, that true stories of heroism resonate, and remind us of the power of the human spirit.”
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Bonhoeffer shares the true story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pacifist pastor determined to live his life with uncompromising political and spiritual courage while choosing to live in Berlin during the Third Reich. Conspiring to bring an end to the Nazi regime, he fearlessly spoke the truth while facing unyielding oppression and evil. His impact is still felt around the world today.
Bonhoeffer stars Jonas Dassler (The Golden Glove, Never Look Away), August Diehl (Inglourious Basterds, The King’s Man), Moritz Bleibtreu (Run Lola Run, The Experiment), Nadine Heidenreich (Die Flaschenpost-Insel), David Jonsson (Rye Lane, Industry), and Flula Borg (Suicide Squad, Pitch Perfect 2).
When a pacifist is called to a political act that could change the course of history, how will a man of honor respond? This is the true story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a man who preached love while plotting the assassination of an evil tyrant. With world-shattering stakes, Bonhoeffer begs the question, how far will you go to stand up for what’s right?