The Ninth Day


1h 30m 2004

Brief Synopsis

Without explanation, Father Henri Kremer, a dissident Catholic priest interred at Dachau, is released from the living hell of the Dachau "Priest Block" and returned home to occupied Luxembourg. Reunited with his sister and brother, Kremer learns that his freedom is temporary. Gestapo Untersturmfuhre

Film Details

Also Known As
Der Neunte Tag, Neunte Tag, Ninth Day, neuvième jour
MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Foreign
Period
Release Date
2004
Production Company
Arte; Bayerischer Rundfunk; Telepool Gmbh
Distribution Company
Kino International; Bontonfilm; Kino International

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

Without explanation, Father Henri Kremer, a dissident Catholic priest interred at Dachau, is released from the living hell of the Dachau "Priest Block" and returned home to occupied Luxembourg. Reunited with his sister and brother, Kremer learns that his freedom is temporary. Gestapo Untersturmfuhrer Gebhardt, a lapsed seminarian, has arranged a nine day reprieve during which Kremer is expected to persuade the staunchly anti-Nazi Bishop of Luxembourg to capitulate to Nazi occupation and drive a wedge between Luxeumbourg and the Vatican. As Kreme resists, Gebhardt's threats turn increasingly pointed. Torn between duty, faith, the terror of returning to Dachau and fear for the safety of his sister's unborn child, in just nine days Father Henri Kremer must find a way to his ease his conscience, protect his family and save his soul without giving in to Gebhardt. But as the ninth day draws near, devout priest and zealous Nazi discover they have more in common than they realize.

Film Details

Also Known As
Der Neunte Tag, Neunte Tag, Ninth Day, neuvième jour
MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Foreign
Period
Release Date
2004
Production Company
Arte; Bayerischer Rundfunk; Telepool Gmbh
Distribution Company
Kino International; Bontonfilm; Kino International

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2005

Released in United States August 2004

Released in United States January 2005

Released in United States July 8, 2005

Released in United States September 2004

Released in United States Summer May 27, 2005

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (World Cinema Now) January 6-17, 2005.

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival January 28-February 6, 2005.

Shown at the Locarno International Film Festival August 4-14, 2004.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 9-18, 2004.

Released in United States 2005 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival January 28-February 6, 2005.)

Released in United States January 2005 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (World Cinema Now) January 6-17, 2005.)

Released in United States Summer May 27, 2005

Released in United States July 8, 2005 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States September 2004 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 9-18, 2004.)

Released in United States August 2004 (Shown at the Locarno International Film Festival August 4-14, 2004.)