The film is based on the true story of Zishe Breitbart, a Jewish blacksmith's son from Poland who becomes a sensation in Weimar, Berlin, as a mythical strongman. His employer Hanussen dreams of establishing an all-powerful Ministry of the Occult in Hitler's government. Yet as Hitler's hold on power grows more sure, and Berlin erupts in a ferment of anti-Semitism, Zishe must decide how he will use his strength. Plagued by nightmares, he takes counsel from a local rabbi and becomes convinced that he has been chosen by God to warn his people of the grave danger they face. Starring Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominee Tim Roth ("Rob Roy," "Pulp Fiction") and Udo Kier ("Blade," "Ace Venture: Pet Detective").