The Hiding Place (1975)
One of the best and most ambitious Christian films ever made, this moving, realistic, and superbly-acted historical epic — based on Corrie Ten Boom’s account of how she was sent to a concentration camp with her sister for hiding Jews from the Nazis — doesn’t flinch from some of the more graphic and disturbing aspects of the Holocaust. Yes, Minister’s Nigel Hawthorne has a bit part as a cowardly pastor.
Filled with subtle visuals and silences, this just may be the most “cinematic” of World Wide’s films. Based on Joni Eareckson’s popular account of how she found a deeper faith after a diving accident left her a quadriplegic, the film stars Eareckson as herself — and she proves to be a more than capable actress as she recreates some of the most traumatic experiences in her life. Ghostbusters’ Ernie Hudson plays one of the hospital orderlies.