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Alone in Berlin is a movie starring Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleeson, and Daniel Brühl. After a Nazi German working class couple loses their son in World War II, they decide to retaliate by secretly leafletting handwritten cards in...

Other Titles
Üksinda Berliinis, Cartas de Berlín, Yksin Berliinissä, Solos en Berlín, Μόνος στο Βερολίνο, Lettere da Berlino, 柏林孤影, ヒトラーへの285枚の葉書, Seul dans Berlin, Levad be'Berlin, Jeder stirbt für sich allein, Sozinhos em Berlim, Ensam i Berlin
Running Time
1 hours 43 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
War, Drama, History
Director
Vincent Perez
Writer
Vincent Perez, Hans Fallada, Achim von Borries, Bettine von Borries
Actors
Emma Thompson, Daniel Brühl, Brendan Gleeson, Mikael Persbrandt
Country
Germany, UK, France
Year
2016
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

In 1940, German soldier Hans Quangel (Louis Hofmann) is killed in action during the French campaign. His parents, Otto (Brendan Gleeson) and Anna (Dame Emma Thompson), are devastated by the loss and their bereavement is unmollified by the joyful hysteria at Germany's victory. Deciding that Führer Adolf Hitler and his Nazi regime are responsible for this tragedy and much more, Otto cannot stand by any longer. As such, Otto begins to create handwritten cards denouncing the regime's abuses and lies, which he secretly deposits throughout Berlin while a disillusioned Anna insists on helping him. As the subversive cards pile up over the years, Police Detective Escherich (Daniel Brühl) is tasked to track down the leafleteer while being pressured by his increasingly impatient S.S. superior for an arrest for this "treason", regardless of actual guilt. As the stakes rise even as Nazi Germany's day of reckoning approaches, Otto and Anna are determined to spread the truth regardless of the odds, even as their opposition awaits the fatal mistake that could doom them.

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Margaret Wright

This is one of the few films I have seen that accurately portrayed the events in the final weeks of WWII. I was surprised that this film was not more popular, it is more historical than many WWII films that are produced. The events are portrayed as realistic, while also being relatable to people who were there. The film is very well made and is definitely worth seeing. The performances were great, especially by John Hurt and Colin Firth. I do not think this is a film to be taken lightly, it is very emotional, very realistic, and very entertaining.

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Brandon

I've always been a fan of Stanley Kramer's work. For the most part, the films he's been involved in have been worth watching. Unfortunately, "Three Days of the Condor" was one of his first. I found it interesting, but I didn't find it particularly memorable. "Three Days of the Condor" is no exception. This is a good movie. It's not great, but it's better than most of Kramer's other films. The story is set in the immediate post-war years in Germany. It's set in a few places, and the story flows like a well-written piece of prose. The film shows how the Nazis were actually different from the rest of the people in Germany. It's not a very compelling story, but it's well-made. Kramer's direction is strong. The direction is mostly very, very good. The story is good, and the acting is good, and the direction is good. The film is worth seeing. It's just not a great movie. It's not a great film. It's good. It's above average. 8/10

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Richard Banks

I am a great fan of war movies and this is a great one. I've seen it at least 20 times and it still gets better each time. The story is about a group of Americans, British and Russians, who are trying to escape from the Nazis to Berlin. After seeing it I'm really impressed by the way the actors and the directors have portrayed the story, not just in the setting, but the whole movie. I've never been so taken with a movie in my life. Even the "cuteness" of the actors did not affect me in the least. The movie is full of humor, which is a nice touch. I've never seen a movie with such a dark atmosphere in it and it does not leave any doubt that this is the case. The actors all give brilliant performances, especially Jude Law who does a great job in this film. He is simply one of the best actors in the world today. This is a great film, a must see for everyone.

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Jeremy Weber

This film is set in the middle of WWII, during the end of the war. It is based on a novel by the same name. It is about a Jewish family and their relationship with the Germans. It tells the story of a young man and a little girl who go through many hardships. A lot of the film is shown in the middle of winter and it is really cold and you can't see anything. The characters are wonderful and you feel for them. It is the best film I have seen in a while. You really feel for the characters. It is very interesting and very moving. It is a very good movie.

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Robert M.

The film is a re-creation of a German period film of the same name. The film is set in 1944 and has been made in English, French, German, and Polish with German actors and actresses. The film is interesting in showing the history of the Jewish population in Poland and the various conflicts that occurred between the Nazis and the Poles. The story is very interesting and the film shows that all Jews who lived in Poland were killed or fled to England, France, or other countries. However, the film does not show the extermination of Jews in Poland. There were also many Jews who were killed in Germany during World War II. In fact, many Jews who escaped were killed in Poland by the Nazis and other countries in Eastern Europe. The film is a good history lesson, but does not show the extermination of Jews in Poland.

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Ann

I'm surprised by all the bad reviews this film has received. This film has been praised by many, and even "one of the best films of the year." The film is about a group of American soldiers sent to help the German army during World War II. They arrive in Berlin and discover that the Nazis are in full control of the country. After the war, they discover that the Americans are also in control. We also learn that the Americans are involved in a secret program to help the German army. The film was very well acted. Tom Hanks and Chris Cooper are great in this film. The supporting cast includes: Robin Wright Penn, Josh Brolin, William Dafoe, and Anna Massey. The film was very well shot. It was interesting to see the German army with American uniforms. I liked the acting in the film. This film is worth seeing. You will not be disappointed.

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Marie

This film is a film about WWII. I personally found it interesting. It was about a time when we don't know who is really good and who is really bad. It's about a man who is a German soldier who is stuck in Berlin and he's having a bad time trying to survive. He's the one who is really not happy with the situation he is in. I think this is a very interesting film. I found it very interesting to learn about how war is made. I like this film. It was interesting to see this war through the eyes of a German soldier. It was interesting to see a war from the perspective of the enemy soldiers.

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Bruce Mendoza

I'm not a fan of war movies. I've seen too many. I don't think I've ever felt myself sucked into one. However, I've enjoyed a number of movies that I've seen about World War II, and was willing to try another. This film is very different than any I've seen. It's very calm, almost emotionless. I could not feel the emotions of the characters in this film. I couldn't feel their pain or anguish. The acting is superb, and so is the cinematography. This movie is very realistic. It doesn't make me feel any kind of sympathy for the main characters. In fact, I felt I could have done better. I was a bit bored, but I did not feel bored. I was watching a film that was very, very different from any war movie I've seen, and it kept me interested. I recommend this movie to anyone who likes a different kind of war movie. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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Wayne W.

I just wanted to point out that I have been in this theatre so many times and this film is still with me. The first time I saw it was in 1986. It has a lot of the same problems I have with many of the other films. I do not have a problem with the military propaganda, but the repeated attacks on the Nazis are a bit much. But it is a great film. I think a lot of people who have seen this film have been let down by the hype and the hype is also the problem. A lot of people in Germany, and not just in Germany, have seen this film and the hype has blinded them to the film. It is a great film but a great film should be viewed by everyone, not just by those who have seen it. A lot of people in Germany are not aware that the film is based on real events. I think most Germans are so used to this political propaganda that they do not know what they are missing.

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Phillip

As a filmmaker, I was truly impressed by this film. The performances were excellent, the pacing was perfect, the scenes were intimate and emotional, and the overall mood was very somber. I'm a huge fan of German cinema, so I really enjoyed this film, but I can see where some people may not be as well. The idea of a man going on a mission that will literally change his life is truly scary, and there's not a whole lot of happy-ever-after ending. However, the movie doesn't focus on the happy-ever-after ending. It focuses on the real-life consequences of war. Some of the best scenes are in the final scene between Luft and Schell. This is a truly great film. A must-see.

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Emily H.

I saw this film as part of the 2nd annual "Schindler's List" Film Festival. I found it a very moving and disturbing film. The film does not glamorize war, nor does it glamorize war criminals. Instead, it shows the horrors of the holocaust as well as the dark and destructive side of war. It shows the horrors of what could happen to a people under such a tyranny. This is a film that should be seen by everyone who is not too squeamish. There are some scenes that are not for the faint of heart, but overall the film is very powerful and does not portray war in a positive light. I hope that more people will see this film because it is a very important film.

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Vincent Long

I saw this movie on TV, and I was totally surprised by it. I think that this movie is a masterpiece. It shows the two sides of the war. We have a German and a Jew, who is also a Nazi. The Germans are not very good, and the Jews are very good, but the Germans are not too bad either. The movie is very well done, and it shows the feelings of both sides, without using any violence or sex. The Nazis are portrayed as just a bunch of people who want to destroy the world. The Jews are portrayed as a bunch of people who want to survive. If you like movies like "The Deer Hunter", "Platoon", "Full Metal Jacket" or "Platoon" you will like this one too. It's a must see!

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Joshua H.

I read reviews before going to see the film. I thought I would be in for a well-made, well-acted film about the first World War, and to my surprise, I was wrong. I was expecting a movie about the war, a movie about the struggles of the Germans, and a movie about the German people. Instead, I was faced with a film about a personal struggle for the life of a man and a nation. Not a movie about the war, but about the struggles of a man and a nation. I felt that I was watching a well-made film. The acting was first-rate, and the film was well-conceived. I am happy to see a film that was well-conceived and acted.

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Hannah

I thought that this movie was fantastic. It was a lot of fun to see the film. I love the scene when the captain comes to the house and tells everyone how the war is going on. It's a bit of a dramatic scene, but it was an awesome scene. I was also really impressed by the scenes that were shot in the middle of the night. It was really scary and depressing to see how it is going on in the real world. It was great to see all of these great actors, and to see the great actress Charlize Theron play this great role. I think that she is going to be a big star. Overall, I really loved this movie, and I definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to see a really great movie.

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Tammy W.

In the 70's, the Soviet Union was in decline. People were living in shantytowns and there were no jobs in the country. In 1942, Stalin ordered the Germans to burn down the GDR, to kill every German in the country. This was one of the biggest mass murders of the 20th century. In 1945, Germany surrendered. The GDR was officially liberated, but there were still 6 million Germans there, who still had to live in squalor. Many were German civilians, who worked as slaves, with little to no rights. It was also a time of massive emigration, many people left the GDR to other countries, in order to get out of the country. But, many others stayed. The film tells the story of four former GDR prisoners, who escaped to Berlin, hoping to find a better life. They travel to the West, and end up in West Berlin, where they find work in a bar. The film is very realistic, with a very accurate depiction of life in the GDR. The acting is very good. All four of the actors did a great job. But, the real stars of the film are the German actors, who played the prisoners. They were so convincing, that you can't help but be drawn in. I would highly recommend this film to anyone. The film is very well done, and has a very touching story, with some very poignant scenes. I hope everyone who sees this film, can come away with the same emotions I did. Highly recommended.

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Michael

I went to see "In The Bedroom" without knowing anything about it except that it was a German war movie. My wife and I did not find anything that was hard to watch. I think we just happened to enjoy the movie for the whole time. It was interesting to watch a story that is far from a textbook. We have to be aware of the characters and the plot of this film. The only time I had to think was when the cameraman was taking pictures of people. I found the movie to be very realistic. I have never seen a war movie that portrayed the suffering of the German people in the same way as this one. It was very difficult to make such a movie. I recommend this movie to everyone who wants to see a movie that is more than the usual Hollywood production.

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Richard C.

I've been looking forward to this movie for a while, and I'm glad that I got it. The film is not meant to be a history lesson. It is meant to be an epic film that takes place in the time and place of the conflict. The film is about a group of characters that go through a series of events in the years that Hitler took power, the war, and the Holocaust. The story of the film is about two men, one who is a Nazi, and one who is a Jew. One man is a fanatical Nazi who leads his people to believe that the Jews were responsible for the Holocaust. The other man is a Jew who is fighting for his beliefs. This is not a film for everyone. It is not a film for all ages. But, for me, it was a film that I would recommend to anyone. The actors in this film are all wonderful, and the actors portraying the Nazis are excellent. The story is a very good one, and I feel that the film was made with the right amount of history. I am glad that the film was made, and that I was able to see it, and that I can now be a part of history. I hope that more films like this will be made. This is a film that I would recommend to anyone, and I hope that it is now in your theater near you.

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Philip

Michael Nyman's "A Hard Day's Night" is a great film that has a message that is true to the times. However, the film is not about WW2, but WWI. If you want to see a film about the evils of Nazism, then I would recommend "Life is Beautiful". Also, if you want to see a film about the horrors of WWI, then I would recommend "The Trial".

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Betty C.

In one of his earlier films, the brilliant director Carl Dreyer, who also directed the excellent Amadeus, is able to capture the atmosphere of the entire war in his portrayal of a young German officer, Paul Kretschmann, during World War II. In a way, this is the second best movie of the decade after Amadeus, but it is certainly not far behind it. Kretschmann is a German soldier who is sent to Berlin as a propaganda photojournalist. However, he is unable to get any real experience with the war, and is kept under the constant surveillance of the Gestapo, so he is not able to develop any deep bond with his comrades. Kretschmann meets his first love, the beautiful, but sometimes neurotic, Irene, in the form of a woman, Lotte (the always superb Rosamund Pike), who has become a photographer herself, and she is an important source of strength to Kretschmann. Through her, Kretschmann gradually learns that war is a hell, and that every man must carry his own secret shame. While this is happening, Kretschmann is constantly under attack from the Gestapo. When he is finally able to go to Berlin, he finds that the city is full of men who have nothing to do with war. They are all utterly miserable, and Kretschmann has to face the fact that he has to make a decision: to stay with the Gestapo, or to fight for the German people. It is a great, moving film, and one of the best war films ever made. In spite of the fact that the film has a very different story structure to Amadeus, it is still a very good film. The first half of the film focuses on Kretschmann's personal struggle, but the second half is all about the battle. It is an extremely emotional film, and one of the best war films ever made. I think that many people have already seen this film, but I think that it is still very good, and worth seeing.

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Andrea E.

The book was excellent, but the movie was really good. I've read the book before, and I think the movie does it justice. I've seen the movie a couple of times and I enjoy it a lot more than I did before. Some parts were a little "off" for me. There were some parts that made me cringe, but the movie overall was great. I really liked how they made it feel like you're watching it on a big screen. It was very well done. I'd highly recommend it. I think the movie is the best of the year, so far.

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Bruce Mills

This movie is based on a true story. I think it is a good movie. I am not a big fan of war movies but this one is a good one. It was well done and the story is well told. I like the way the director shot the movie. The war scenes are amazing. The movie is worth watching. If you liked the movie "Goodbye Lenin" you will like this one. I think it is a good movie and it will be remembered for years.