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Alone in Berlin (2017)



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This true-life tale of courage unfolds against the tumultuous backdrop of Berlin in 1940. Otto and Anna Quangel are a working class husband and wife doing their best to ride out the war. When their son is killed fighting on the frontlines, however, everything changes. They begin pouring their rage and grief into postcards emblazoned with anti-Nazi slogans, risking everything to disseminate their messages of protest across the city. But this seemingly small act of subversion rattles the regime, including a police inspector who will not rest until the culprits have been caught.

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Emma Thompson
as Anna Quangel
Brendan Gleeson
as Otto Quangel
Daniel Brühl
as Inspector Escherich
Uwe Preuss
as Persicke
Lars Rudolph
as Enno Kluge
Katrin Pollitt
as Eva Kluge
Louis Hofmann
as Hans Quangel
Godehard Giese
as Colonel Kruger
Jakob Matschenz
as Dietrich Necker
Joshua Grothe
as August Persicke
Joachim Bibmeier
as Herr Fromm
Rainer Reiners
as Salesman Franz Kanz
Marko Dyrlich
as Anselm Koch
Jürgen Tarrach
as Caretaker Richard Schopf
Rafael Gareisen
as Herbert Wegner
Ernst Stotzner
as Dptm. Head Walter
Ernst Stötzner
as Dptm. Head Walter
Monique Chaumette
as Frau Rosenthal
Katharina Abt
as Flower Shop Lady I. Schneider
Chris Theisinger
as SS/SD Sturmfuhrer
Joshio Marlon
as Kuno Barkhausen
Imogen Kogge
as Frau Busch
Hans Martin Stier
as Man at Bandshaw Arnold Vogt
Gisa Flake
as Bertha
Fritz Roth
as Clerk Max Winkler
Irene Rindje
as Miss Kleinschmidt
Michael Scheel
as Judge Frank Schwartz
Sammy Scheuritzel
as Baldur Persicke
Sanne Schnapp
as Female Worker Helene Scholz
Farina Flebbe
as BDM Girl Ursula Kraft
Moritz Grove
as Young Man Who Cuts Finger
Luisa Wolf
as Secretary
Rainer Egger
as Emil Barkhausen
Thomas Bestvater
as Colleague in Tram Karl Ziegler
Emil von Schonfels
as Newspaper Boy
Thomas Neumann
as Party Rep. Ludwig Weber
Hans Piesbergen
as Male Worker Joachim Kessel
Silvaine Faligant
as Operator Luise Hofler
Ingo Wimmer
as Prison Guard
Frank Saebel
as Man Picking Up Card (R. Diesch)
Paul Umnirski
as Little Boy Rolf Baier
Christoph Glaubacker
as Male Guard Werner Klein
Felix Koch
as Rugor-Gestapo Officer
Andre Schmidt
as Persicke's Brother
Stefan Schumann
as Obersturmbannführer
Dietmar Rüttiger
as Policeman Josef Keller
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Naturally Gleeson and Thompson portray their working-class German characters as sober, sexless, and socially conservative.

April 9, 2020 | Full Review…

Thompson and Gleeson are a class act, in a relationship so stale and stiff they cannot even hug during their grief, and the chance to take positive action, however dangerous, begins to bring them back to life.

June 29, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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The two lead actors give their finest. And Daniel Brühl makes it three, slipping in a telling cameo as a conflicted police investigator, keen to show mercy but coerced by his "betters" to show none.

June 29, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Gleeson, Thompson and Brühl give strong performances and this is a well-carpentered film.

June 29, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

What makes Alone In Berlin distinctive is the form the resistance takes... It's about an ordinary middle-aged German couple who express their disgust for the regime by writing postcards. Stories about heroism don't come any more understated.

June 28, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Alone in Berlin is a modest, hard-faced film, offering a nervous study of humanity and civil disobedience in a societal-bullying era.

May 19, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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