A CONFLICT OF FAITH
an original screenplay written by Steven Berkoff and David Sower story by Laurie Berg
directed by Stephen Cookson produced by Peter Keegan
World War II - 1943
Hans is a devout Catholic German Lieutenant working as an accountant in Dachau
He risks his life by giving food to the starving Jewish inmates and saves a Jewish
baby girl from certain death by smuggling her out of this hell on earth. With the
help of his local priest and a Mother Superior, Hans and his wife adopt the girl and
bring her up in the Catholic faith.
Post War Munich 1961
The brave Hans and his wife are suspiciously killed in a car
accident. Their adopted daughter Anna, now 18 years old, discovers her true religion
at birth and with help tries to trace her real mother – if she is still alive.
Meanwhile, Anna is being pursued by her evil Uncle who is a war criminal and hates
Jews, he is determined to take over the family business.
Anna finally finds her mother alive on the other side of the world, she also finds true love with
a young Jewish man and they marry. At the wedding ceremony Anna makes a speech.
She praises her late brave father and mother and thanks the Roman Catholic Church
for saving her life even though she knows she was born a Jew. In her speech she tells everyone:
“I will not renounce the Catholic Faith, but embrace it even more”.
STATUS: DEVELOPMENT / FINANCING