Alone in Berlin features some dodgy German accents as Brendan Gleeson plays conscientious objector Otto Quangel in 1940 Berlin, when, after he and wife Anna (Emma Thompson) learn that their only son has lost his life in the battlefield, they decide to resist the Nazi regime in their very own way by leaving notes here and there for anyone to find, trying to draw attention to what’s really going on. Before long, the Gestapo is hunting “the threat”.
Directed by Vincent Perez (best known as an actor in Indochine, Cyrano de Bergerac and The Crow: City of Angels), who co-wrote the script with Achim von Borries and Bettine von Borries, based on the novel by Hans Fallada, the film also stars Daniel Brühl, Mikael Persbrandt and Katharina Schüttler, and you’ll be alone without me in the cinema when it opens in the UK on March 10th, 2017 because it looks pretty poor.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.
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