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Set in Berlin from 1940 to 1943, it's the story of a man and woman who lose their only child, a son, in France in 1940. They decide to oppose the regime, and distribute handwritten cards attacking Hitler and his government all over Berlin for the next three years. You know what the outcome will be, but the actors' (Brendan Gleeson, Emma Thompson) strong performances keep you hooked anyway. It's based on the story of a real couple who were executed in 1943 for doing this.
I have to say, the attention to detail is exceptional. I didn't see anything wrong on any of the many uniforms. At the People's Court scene, the judge (Freisler?) wears the red robe, while the assistant judge wears a black one. The opening scene in Berlin takes place on the day of the French-German armistice in 1940; a guy is seen to be reading the VB - and it's the correct issue for that date! Anyone who pays that much attention to what is basically a throwaway prop gets total respect.
Well worth seeing, check it out!
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