The film is told from the perspective of of a Jewish prisoner working in the gas chambers at Auschwitz, who saves a child's body from the cremation ovens and attempts to find a rabbi to give him a proper burial.
"It wasn't politicians that led the Civil Rights Movement, it was pastors," said faith-based filmmaker Jon Erwin, whose new faith-and-football movie opens Friday (Oct. 16.)
Made on a budget of just $3.5 million, the PG-rated Christian film has earned $27.9 million in just two weekends of release.
"We didn't make Sunday-school programming," says Hollywood producer Mark Burnett. "We made stuff that was accurate to the Bible, but realistic, and didn't feel like it had been made on a shoestring budget."