“A man really believes not what he recites in his creed, but only the things he is willing to die for.”

— Pastor Richard Wurmbrand

Tortured for Christ [the movie]

Voice of the Martyrs presents the inspiring new movie Tortured for Christ, a cinematic retelling of the testimony of VOM founder Pastor Richard Wurmbrand as written in his international bestseller Tortured for Christ. This movie was produced to honour the 50th anniversary of the book’s release.

Filmed entirely in Romania, including in the very prison where Pastor Wurmbrand endured torture and solitary confinement, this powerful film uniquely presents the story with live action rather than interviews. The dialogue is presented in English, Romanian and Russian (with English subtitles) to hold to the authenticity of this true story.

Tortured for Christ has been rated M by the Australian Classification Board as it contains mature themes.

Reviews from Australian screenings have been favourable:

“It’s just so good for us in the West to realise the power of our freedom.”

“This movie was confronting, it was powerful. Every Christian needs to see it, particularly in Western countries where we have Christianity so easy. Watch the movie, share it with your friends, buy the DVD and spread it around, it’s something that needs to happen.”

“It was very confronting, I had to turn away a couple of times, it was very sad and awful, but their courage was just so empowering.”

“I loved the movie. It was a beautiful example of Christian love shining through.”

“Voice of the Martyrs is an organisation that I had heard of, but I didn’t realise that it was founded on someone’s life of persecution. It was really interesting to hear Richard’s story. It brought me into the present and thinking about how the horror of persecution is still happening today.”

“It was very powerful and very emotional. It was a fantastic film. Thank you.”

‘Have just been to see the movie Tortured for Christ….amazing made me cry….reading the book…Will tell everyone about it….Praying for all who LOVE JESUS’

The powerful testimony of Tortured for Christ is as important now as it was when Pastor Wurmbrand served 14 years in Communist prisons. This is a great opportunity to share the message of today’s persecuted church with your family of faith.

Please contact us if you would like to organise a screening of Tortured for Christ at your church.