#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – For generations the name Albert Schweitzer has been synonymous with hands-on compassion and the power of Christ-like sacrifice. Now director Gavin Miller presents a landmark drama about the legendary Christian medical missionary. Co-starring Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress Barbara Hershey as Helene Schweitzer.
Plot: 1949 the early years of the Cold War. Albert Schweitzer has become one of the most admired men in the world. The “jungle doctor” Albert Schweitzer tells the story of a philosopher and physician who promoted peace during the Cold War, built a hospital in what is now Gabon and proved stronger than the CIA.
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Reverence For Life
Seeing Albert Schweitzer listed on Amazon Firestick as a Christian film I was expecting a totally different kind of film. But actually I’m glad it is. Some person of a fundamentalist bent might watch this film thinking that Schweitzer was one of them. If they learn something and start to question their own beliefs so much the better.
Jeroen Krabbe stars as Schweitzer with Barbara Hershey as his supportive wife. The film concerns the period of Schweitzer’s life between 1949 and 1955 as he joins a movement to ban the atomic bomb and not to develop the hydrogen bomb. A lot of people were involved. Schweitzer, philosopher Bertrand Russell, and scientists Albert Einstein and J. Robert Oppenheimer.
Certain right wing elements did their best to destroy Schweitzer’s reputation in many ways. He’s in the USA to raise funds for his medical mission in the future African nation of Gabon. It’s put to him bluntly, but subtly back off the ban the bomb activity and all kinds of money can come your way. Schweitzer does not bend.
Schweitzer was a true renaissance man. Not only a medical practicioner, but a classical musician, and a philosopher. He would have really gotten along with Thomas Jefferson.
He also has trouble with the new Africa leadership who see him as a paternalistic white. That’s the most interesting part of the tale in many ways.
Schweitzer was a most beloved figure in my youth. His philosophy was summed up by him in three words, Reverence For Life. Something he never deviated from. I recommend people see this film and learn about what the best in civilization can produce.
Not too sure if justice was done
“Albert Schweitzer” is a 110-minute live action film from 2009, so it’s already over 5 years old. The director and one of the writer trio here is Gavin Millar, a TV BAFTA winning Scottish filmmaker. The title character is played by Jeroen Krabbé, but the most known cast member is probably Oscar nominee Barbara Hershey. It is a co-production between Germany and South Africa and the main language here is German. Probably almost everybody has heard the name Albert Schweitzer, but he is one of the guys where you know he’s a good guy, but you don’t really known very much in detail what it was exactly that made him one of the good guys except that it was charitable work. The good thing is that, in this film here, you will find out about it. The bad thing is that I don’t think that justice was really done to the person. It is not really the fault of Krabbé or Hershey, but I just felt that the film was never really as interesting or even touching as it could have been if it had worked out. I am fairly certain that a better script could have made this a really exciting and significant film. Schweitzer would have deserved and I guess this weak script is also the reason why this film, actually the most known one about the character, is still extremely unknown. The world’s biggest film site and it has less than 250 ratings and zero reviews. Enough said. It’s especially sad to see three writers work on the project here and yet this is all they came up with. The cast includes a handful familiar faces too for German cinema buffs, such as Hain, Meyer, Ulrich or Rohde playing Albert Einstein. But these names also ting to me that this is a group of actors who is more known for their charisma than for great range. But this is just one of a whole lot of minor flaws that add up however and turn this into a film that is not memorable by any means. It also drags quite a bit and should have been shorter, more focused and more essential. I give it a thumbs-down. Not recommended.
Original Language de
Runtime 1 hr 54 min (114 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Biography, Drama, History
Director Gavin Millar
Writer James Brabazon, David Howard, Gavin Millar
Actors Jeroen Krabbé, Barbara Hershey, Judith Godrèche
Country Germany, South Africa
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Film Length 3,120 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm