Alone in Berlin

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How did an ordinary, middle-aged couple become a symbol of defiance against Nazi brutality? This true-life tale of courage unfolds against the tumultuous backdrop of Berlin in 1940. Otto and Anna Quangel (Brendan Gleeson & Emma Thompson) are a working... read more
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How did an ordinary, middle-aged couple become a symbol of defiance against Nazi brutality? This true-life tale of courage unfolds against the tumultuous backdrop of Berlin in 1940. Otto and Anna Quangel (Brendan Gleeson & Emma Thompson) are a working class husband and wife doing their best to ride out the war. When their son is killed fighting on the frontlines, however, everything changes. They begin pouring their rage and grief into postcards emblazoned with anti-Nazi slogans, risking everything to disseminate their messages of protest across the city. But this seemingly small act of subversion rattles the regime, including a police inspector (Daniel Brühl) who will not rest until the culprits have been caught. Based on the bestselling novel Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada, Alone in Berlin is both a gripping thriller and a stirring ode to resistance.

Original Release

02/15/2016

Cast

Emma Thompson Anna Quangel
Daniel Bruhl Escherich
Brendan Gleeson Otto Quangel
Mikael Persbrandt SS Officer Prall
Uwe Preuss Persicke
Katrin Pollitt Eva Kluge
Katharina Schuttler Claire Gehrich
Imogen Kogge Frau Busch
Jürgen Tarrach Caretaker Richard Schopf
Jacob Matschenz Dietrich Necker
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Vincent Perez

Writers

Achim von Borries, Vincent Perez, Bettine von Borries, Hans Fallada

Cast

Emma Thompson Anna Quangel
Daniel Bruhl Escherich
Brendan Gleeson Otto Quangel
Mikael Persbrandt SS Officer Prall
Uwe Preuss Persicke
Katrin Pollitt Eva Kluge
Katharina Schuttler Claire Gehrich
Imogen Kogge Frau Busch
Jürgen Tarrach Caretaker Richard Schopf
Jacob Matschenz Dietrich Necker
Joachim Bißmeier Herr Fromm (as Joachim Bissmeier)
Hans Martin Stier Man at Bandsaw Arnold Vogt
Moritz Grove Young Man who cuts finger
Marko Dyrlich SS Assistant Anselm Koch
Lars Rudolph Enno Kluge
Katharina Abt Flower Shop lady I. Schneider
Daniel Sträßer Zott (as Daniel Strässer)
Monique Chaumette Frau Rosenthal
Louis Hofmann Hans Quangel
Rainer Egger Emil Barkhausen

Producers

Peter Hampden Executive Producer
Michael Scheel Executive Producer
Alison Thompson Executive Producer
Norman Merry Executive Producer
Stefan Arndt Producer
James Schamus Producer
Paul Trijbits Producer
Christian Grass Producer
Ulli Neumann Producer
Marco Pacchioni Producer
Uwe Schott Producer
Laila Tahhar Producer

Editors

François Gédigier

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