Approved | | Biography, Drama, History
Biopic of German priest Martin Luther (Niall MacGinnis), covering his life between 1505 and 1530 A.D., and the birth of the Protestant Reformation movement.
Because Erfurt, Elberback Cloister, and Eltville Castle were located in Communist East Germany in 1953, the producers chose substitute filming locations in West Germany. Maulbronn Cloister near Stuttgart was substituted for Erfurt. Various spots in Wittenberg substituted for other historical locations. The Wartburg Castle, the site where Luther translated the New Testament into German, was filmed from a distance, since it was located in Communist East Germany. The Diet of Worms assembly hall had to be re-created in the studio, since the real hall was destroyed in World War II.