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From age 12 and up Offensive use of language Violence
Vincent Perez, 2016 103 minutes Emma Thompson, Daniel Brühl, Brendan Gleeson, Mikael Persbrandt, Katharina Schüttler UK, France, Germany English 27 April 2017 Dutch

Berlin, 1940. After their only son is killed fighting, Otto and Anna’s loss propels them into an extraordinary act of resistance. If they get caught, it means certain execution.

While Nazi propaganda celebrates the regime's victory over France, a kitchen-cum-living room in Prenzlauer Berg is filled with grief. Anna and Otto Quangel's son has been killed at the front. This working class couple had long believed in the Führer and followed him willingly, but now they realise that his promises are nothing but lies and deceit. They begin writing postcards as a form of resistance and in a bid to raise awareness: Stop the war machine! Kill Hitler! Putting their lives at risk, they distribute these cards in the entrances of tenement buildings and in stairwells. But the SS and the Gestapo are soon onto them, and even their neighbours pose a threat.

Completed in four weeks of feverish writing in the autumn of 1946, Hans Fallada's last novel ALONE IN BERLIN is regarded as an authentic testimonial of daily life in Berlin under the Nazis. A quietly persuasive eulogy to human courage and dignity in an atmosphere of surveillance and intimidation. (source: www.berlinale.de)