John Halder is a ‘good’ and decent individual. A German literature professor in the 1930s, Halder explores his personal circumstances in a novel advocating compassionate euthanasia. When the book is unexpectedly enlisted by powerful political figures in support of government propaganda, Halder finds his career rising in an optimistic current of nationalism and prosperity. Yet with Halder’s change in fortune, his seemingly inconsequential decisions potentially jeopardize the people in his life with devastating effects.
Not Good. Not wholly Bad. Just Poor. Set in Nazi Germany with about as much 30s flavour as my arse. The designers thought all you needed to do to make a place look like Nazi Germany was hang a few banners on street corners. Never mind 30s style haircuts for the men, just leave their 2008 hardos in place, no one will notice. Phooey. Too bad to sleep to, not bad enough to turn off after 5 minutes. Edna says 2/5 stars.