Arrested by the Gestapo and sent to the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp, a priest comes forward to take the place of a fellow prisoner condemned to die in the starvation bunker. Saint Maximilian Kolbe’s riveting true story comes to life in this powerful one-man film performance, enhanced with chilling WWII documentary footage. The dramatic struggle between good and evil is poignantly accentuated as actor Leonardo Defilippis switches effortlessly between portraying Maximilian and his Nazi persecutors. Through it all we witness his trust in Mary, the Mother of God, permeating his every action.
With its message of standing firm in the face of persecution, Maximilian has special significance for our time.
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Suitable for ages 10 and up.