"Verfehlung" - "The Culpable" Freitag Abend Film Screening

07 Oct 2016

On Friday 7 October at 7.00 PM we are showing the film "Verfehlung"  (also known as "The Culpable") at Das Zentrum, Australian-German Institute Inc. in the Griffin Centre, Genge Street, Civic.

Genre: Drama  (German Film) Laufzeit: 92 Mins, Jahr 2015.  Director: Gerd Schneider
The film is classified suitable for persons 12 years +
The film is in German and has English subtitles.

Ueber den Film:
Verfehlung: Drama um einen Gefängnisseelsorger, dessen Glaube erschüttert wird, als ein Kollege des sexuellen Missbrauchs angeklagt wird.

Drei miteinander befreundete Pfarrer würden alles füreinander tun. Doch als Dominik in den Verdacht gerät, einen Jungen “berührt” zu haben, gerät die Kameradschaft aus den Fugen. Während Oliver darauf beharrt, Dominik sei das “Opfer einer Falschbeschuldigung”, gibt sich Jakob damit nicht zufrieden. Der Gefängnisseelsorger beginnt, Nachforschungen anzustellen und findet mehr heraus als ihm lieb ist. Als Jakob beim Kardinal vorstellig wird, bekommt er nur die Antwort: “Eine Kirche ist wie eine Mutter, und eine Mutter schlägt man nicht.”

About the Film:
“ The life and faith of Catholic prison minister Jakob Voelz is fundamentally troubled when his best friend and hieratical colleague Dominik is taken in custody under suspicion of sexual abuse ­ and Jakob discovers a terrible truth. ”

“Someone is blackening our name! Shit sticks if there’s enough of it!” Catholic minister of a state penitentiary Jakob Voelz would be more than happy to believe this statement as his hieratical colleague and best friend Dominik Bertram is arrested under suspicion of sexual abuse. Yet, what Jakob is beginning to suspect but doesn't want to know, becomes a crucial test for his faith and his self-conception as a priest: There is a truth we welcome and there is a truth we fear, about which we tend to fall silent. As Jakob begins to turn against that silence within the church, he is taught a lesson ­ the church is a mother, and one does not beat a mother. But finally Jakob must raise his hand...