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In 1940, German soldier Hans Quangel (Louis Hofmann) is killed in action during the French campaign. His parents, Otto (Brendan Gleeson) and Anna (Dame Emma Thompson), are devastated by the loss and their bereavement is unmollified by the joyful hysteria at Germany's victory. Deciding that Führer Adolf Hitler and his Nazi regime are responsible for this tragedy and much more, Otto cannot stand by any longer. As such, Otto begins to create handwritten cards denouncing the regime's abuses and lies, which he secretly deposits throughout Berlin while a disillusioned Anna insists on helping him. As the subversive cards pile up over the years, Police Detective Escherich (Daniel Brühl) is tasked to track down the leafleteer while being pressured by his increasingly impatient S.S. superior for an arrest for this "treason", regardless of actual guilt. As the stakes rise even as Nazi Germany's day of reckoning approaches, Otto and Anna are determined to spread the truth regardless of the odds, ...

Director: Vincent Perez
Writer: Achim von Borries (screenplay), Vincent Perez (screenplay), Bettine von Borries (collaboration on screenplay), Hans Fallada (novel)
Production: X-Filme Creative Pool
Genre: drama, history, war
Year: 2016
MetaScore: 52/100
ImdbRating: 6.5
BoxOffice: $19,428
Released: 13 Jan 2017
Awards: 3 nominations.


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Cast

Anna Quangel - Emma Thompson
Otto Quangel - Brendan Gleeson
Escherich - Daniel Brühl
Hans Quangel - Louis Hofmann
SS Officer Prall - Mikael Persbrandt
Claire Gehrich - Katharina Schüttler
Bertha - Gisa Flake
Colonel Krüger - Godehard Giese
Kuno Barkhausen - Joshio Marlon
Herbert Wegner - Rafael Gareisen
Enno Kluge - Lars Rudolph
Dietrich Necker - Jacob Matschenz
August Persicke - Joshua Grothe
Dollfuss - Holger Handtke
Persicke - Uwe Preuss
Dptm. Head Walter - Ernst Stötzner
Baldur Persicke - Sammy Scheuritzel
Frau Rosenthal - Monique Chaumette
Caretaker Richard Schopf - Jürgen Tarrach
Salesman Franz Kanz - Rainer Reiners
Eva Kluge - Katrin Pollitt
Flower Shop lady I. Schneider - Katharina Abt
Zott (as Daniel Strässer) - Daniel Sträßer
Frau Busch - Imogen Kogge
Female guard Gertrud Schäfer - Katharina Blaschke
Man at Bandsaw Arnold Vogt - Hans Martin Stier
Judge Frank Schwartz - Michael Scheel
Female Worker Helene Scholz - Sanne Schnapp
Herr Fromm - Joachim Bißmeier
Newspaper Boy - Emil von Schönfels
BDM Girl Ursula Kraft - Farina Flebbe
Miss Kleinschmidt - Irene Rindje
Schröder - Patrick Hastert
Emil Barkhausen - Rainer Egger
Secretary - Luisa Wolf
Clerk Max Winkler - Fritz Roth
Colleague in Tram Karl Ziegler - Thomas Bestvater
Young Man who cuts finger - Moritz Grove
Party Rep. Ludwig Weber - Thomas Neumann
Male worker Joachim Kessel - Hans Piesbergen
Operator Luise Hofler (as Sylvaine Faligant) - Silvaine Faligant
Male Guard Werner Klein - Christoph Glaubacker
Persicke's Brother - Andre Schmidt
Little Boy Rolf Baier - Paul Umnirski
Gestapo Officer - Felix Koch-Rugor
SS Assistant Anselm Koch - Arko Dyrlich
Man picking up card R. Diesch - Frank Saebel
Policeman Josef Keller - Dietmar Rüttiger
Field worker - Larissa Rausch
SS / SD Sturmführer - Chris Theisinger
Prison Guard - Ingo Wimmer