2022 / 115 minutes
The opening scene shows Nazi soldiers at the end of World War II fleeing for their lives, and a Jewish woman, Sabina, willing to risk her life to hide them from the new regime. That’s quite the beginning! The Nazis don’t understand why she’s doing it, and even as they turn to her for help, the soldier in charge demands an explanation. So Sabina tells them the story of her life.
As the title indicated, this is a sequel of sorts to the 2018 Tortured for Christ about Pastor Richard Wurmbrand’s courageous and faithful stand against the Soviets when they took over Romania. Like the original, this is a true story too, and this time the focus is on Wurmbrand’s wife Sabina, beginning before they were even married. As she shares, you would never have guessed back then that she’d become a pastor’s wife, or that her husband-to-be would ever become a Christian.
So the whole film is told as a flashback, cutting to and away from Sabina’s conversation with the Nazi soldiers. What she is explaining to them is why someone such as her – persecuted by soldiers just like them – is still willing to forgive. It is because she has been forgiven first by God.
While there are some shots fired at the fleeing soldiers, no one is hit. And at one point a despairing Sabina attempts to drown herself. It’s a few tense moments like this that make Sabina too much for the under-10 set. But teens and up will have no problem with it.
This is very well done, with believable characters, wonderful scenery, and solid acting. It is an excellent Christian production. If I was going to pick nits, I’ll say at nearly two hours it may have warranted just a bit of trimming, and that’s why I rated it a 7 rather than an 8. You can watch the trailer below, and see the film for free at RedeemTV (though you will have to sign up for a free account).