German Studies Film Series

Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 4:00pm

Language Center , THH 309K

The Culpable (2015) 92 minutes, by Gerd Schneider


The life and faith of catholic prison minister Jakob Voelz is fundamentally troubled when his best friend and hieratical colleague Dominik Bertram is taken in custody under suspicion of sexual abuse. Jakob would be more than happy to believe Dominik is innocent. Yet, what Jakob is beginning to suspect 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. Jakob begins to turn against that silence within the church, in order to discover the truth. The Culpable won the Audience Choice Award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival




Event Type

Arts, Film Screening




University Park Campus


German Studies Program

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