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2.5
49 Ratings

Alone in Berlin

Directed by Vincent Perez
Germany, France, 2016
Drama

Synopsis

Berlin, 1940. Working class couple Otto and Anna Quangel receive the news that their only son has lost his life in the battlefield and decide to resist the Nazi regime in their very own way. Soon the Gestapo is hunting “the threat”.

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Alone in Berlin Directed by Vincent Perez

Critics reviews

Too often in recent memory the Berlinale seemed on the brink of returning to greatness, only to fall back into Kosslick’s social democratic banalities. These tendencies reared their ugly head only once this year with Vincent Perez’s abomination Alone in Berlin, an especially waxen and anodyne example of Berlin Republic event-movie Neoliberal Realism.
April 29, 2016
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Hamstrung by the decision to have the actors speak in English but with German accents, it was about as light and satisfying as a triple portion of Kartoffelknödeln.
February 21, 2016
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Postcards from the edge are delivered by the dozen in Alone in Berlin, Vincent Perez’s diverting but terminally fusty story of a middle-aged couple waging an anonymous propaganda war against Nazism in the early 1940s… Tastefully lit and art-directed throughout, with a somberly mellifluous Alexandre Desplat score to ease it along, this fact-based drama finally cushions its harshest emotional blows, though Brendan Gleeson’s deeply sad, stoic dignity in the lead cuts through some of the padding.
February 15, 2016
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