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Albert Schweitzer (2009)





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Albert Schweitzer is a biopic based on the life of the eponymous philosopher, doctor and missionary, who was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for his various humanitarian services. With the Cold War heating up, Schweitzer (Jeroen Krabbe) is encouraged by his friend Albert Einstein to speak out against the usage of the atomic bomb, which draws the ire of the American government. After the CIA moves to ruin Schweitzer, which puts his hospital in Gabon in jeopardy, forcing the accomplished physician to make a decision as to whether or not his career is worth publicly stating his beliefs. The film co-stars Barbara Hershey as Helena Schweitzer, and is directed by Gavin Millar (Dreamchild).

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Jeroen Krabbé
as Albert Schweitzer
Barbara Hershey
as Helene Schweitzer
Judith Godrèche
as Terese Bourdin
Samuel West
as Phil Figgis
Jeanette Hain
as Rhena Schweitzer
Patrice Naiambana
as Louis Ngouta
Jonathan Firth
as Dr. David Fuller
Armin Rohde
as Albert Einstein
Eleonore Weisgerber
as Senior Nurse Anna
Hans Werner Meyer
as Dr. Erik Hals
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