Today, Goethe-Institut will screen the film ‘Ninth Day’ at 8.00 p.m for free at the German cultural centre situated in Kacyiru—after Laico Umubano Hotel.
The ‘Ninth Day’ is a 2004 German film directed by Volker Schlöndorff and released by Kino International.
The film is about a Catholic priest from Luxembourg, who is imprisoned in Dachau concentration camp but released for nine days.
“The Ninth Day,” also known as ‘Der neunte Tag’ is an engrossing film and takes the viewer into an all-too-familiar world of the hell on earth of Dachau — but with a difference.
The grim setting is the so-called Priests’ Block, reserved for dissidents among the clergy of all faiths, especially Roman Catholics. The guards are uniformly virulent anti-papists and resort to crucifixion as a form of punishment.
Although it’s a film largely of discourse, “The Ninth Day” moves briskly, building tension quietly but relentlessly. In all aspects, including Alfred Shnitke’s rich, haunting score, “The Ninth Day” is an accomplished, confident work.