The Good German
We'll always have Paris...
Steven Soderbergh's film noir, filmed appropriately in black and white, is set in 1945 Berlin, right after the Second World War. An American miltary correspondent arrives to cover the peace conference, and finds that his driver has hooked up with his old girlfriend, a prostitute desperate to get out of Berlin. However both the Americans and Russians are interested in finding her husband, whom she claims is dead, and so they prevent her from leaving. Then there is a murder, and the military correspondent switches into investigative mode to dig up the truth. This leads him into hot water with powerful people, endangering both his and his girlfriend's lives.
105 minutes, No persons under 13 (Language, Sex, Violence)
Detective/Mystery, Drama, Thriller, On the art circuit
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George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Tobey Maguire, Beau Bridges, Ravil Issyanov, Christian Oliver, Leland Orser
|Screenplay||Paul Attanasio, based on the novel by Joseph Kanon|
|Cinematography||Steven Soderbergh |
|Editing||Steven Soderbergh |
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|Produced by||Sunset-Gowers Studios, Warner Bros. Pictures, Section Eight, Virtual Studios|
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|FPB Report (SA)|
|Comments||Some tension, complex adult themes and powerful drama, but overall effect moderated in its impact.|
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|ScreenIt Report (USA)|
|Sex / Nudity||Violence||Blood / Gore / Gross||Guns /|
|Alcohol / Drugs||Smoking||Disrespectful /|
|Imitative Behaviour||Frightening /|
|Jump Scenes||Tense Family Scenes||Music (Scary/Tense)||Music (Inappropriate)||Topics to talk about|
|South African Media|
|Cape Argus/The StarTheresa Smith||5|
|Die BurgerJeanne Hugo||15|
|Mail & GuardianShaun de Waal||12|
|The CitizenNadia Gardner||12|
|Sunday TimesBarry Ronge||10|
|BBC (UK)Paul Arendt||5|
|Box Office (USA)Wade Major||5|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Jason Anderson||10|
|ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli||13|
|Rolling Stone (US)Peter Travers||18|
|Average .. 55%||11|
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