Acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog continues his exploration of the human soul with this true story of a simple man who, transported from his humble village roots to the giddy excesses of 1930s Berlin, sees himself as the new Samson, with a mission to protect his people. Zishe Breitbart (Jouko Ahola) is a Jewish blacksmiths son from Poland who becomes a sensation in Weimar Berlin as a mythical strongman. His employer Hanussen (Tim Roth) dreams of establishing an all-powerful Ministry of the Occult in Hitlers government.
As Hitlers hold on power grows daily more sure and Berlin erupts in a ferment of anti-Semitism, Zishe, plagued by nightmares, takes counsel from a local rabbi and convinces himself that he has been chosen by God to warn his people of the grave danger they are in
Released: March 29
Running Time: 133 mins