Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand

DVD Release: October 21, 2008
Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand


Before communism fell in Eastern Europe, Christians were often arrested and kept in prisons or labor camps, where the Communists went to great lengths to break their faith. This is the story of a family whose faith endured.

Dove Review

When Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand began their marriage, they enjoyed a life of comfort. Though they were both of Jewish decent, they chose to forego religion and instead opted for an atheistic worldview. Early in their marriage, however, Richard began to study Christianity and soon converted. Sabina followed suit. About this time, Communism was gaining power and World War II was beginning. The Romanian couple chose to go undercover for Christ. They shared the gospel, even with the enemy, and rescued children from Nazi capture. Eventually, the Romanian government captured Richard, and he wasn’t able to reunite with his wife for a whole decade. Through it all, the couple and their young son soldiered on in love and strength without losing faith in their God.

The documentary tells complete story of this extraordinary family, “Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand: The Underground Pastor and His Wife.” Actual footage of Richard and Sabina allows them to tell parts of their courageous story themselves. Their unwavering courage and zeal for their faith are sure to inspire the viewer. Their legacy lives on in the 21st century and will continue to live on, as long as people share their story. For this reason, The Dove Foundation wholeheartedly recommends this film for audiences 12 years of age and older and awards it the Dove Faith Friendly seal of approval.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: none
Language: none
Violence: Mild descriptions of the torture Richard and Sabina endured during their capture. An older Richard shows his scars, though they're not gory.
Drugs: Narrator explains that before they became Christians, Richard and Sabina attended parties where alcohol was consumed and people became intoxicated.
Nudity: Richard removes his shirt to show his scars
Other: none


Company: Gateway Films / Vision Video
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 50 min.
Reviewer: Caitlin Meadows