6.5/10
7,548
51 user 83 critic

Alone in Berlin (2016)

Trailer
2:16 | Trailer
After a Nazi German working class couple loses their son in World War II, they decide to retaliate by secretly leafletting handwritten cards in Berlin denouncing their government.

Director:

Vincent Perez

Writers:

Achim von Borries (screenplay), Vincent Perez (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Emma Thompson ... Anna Quangel
Brendan Gleeson ... Otto Quangel
Daniel Brühl ... Escherich
Mikael Persbrandt ... SS Officer Prall
Louis Hofmann ... Hans Quangel
Katharina Schüttler ... Claire Gehrich
Jacob Matschenz ... Dietrich Necker
Uwe Preuss ... Persicke
Godehard Giese ... Colonel Krüger
Ernst Stötzner Ernst Stötzner ... Dptm. Head Walter
Joshua Grothe ... August Persicke
Hildegard Schroedter ... Ida Kuhn
Lars Rudolph ... Enno Kluge
Holger Handtke ... Dollfuss
Rafael Gareisen ... Herbert Wegner
Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Biography | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

As the German Fascists expand their borders, scorching Europe from end to end, two brave Czechs of the Resistance prepare for a suicide mission to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich, the hideous mastermind behind the "Final Solution".

Director: Cédric Jimenez
Stars: Jason Clarke, Rosamund Pike, Jack O'Connell
13 Minutes (2015)
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In November 1939, Georg Elser's attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler fails, and he is arrested. During his confinement, he recalls the events leading up to his plot and his reasons for deciding to take such drastic action.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel
Stars: Christian Friedel, Katharina Schüttler, Burghart Klaußner
The Exception (2016)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.

Director: David Leveaux
Stars: Lily James, Jai Courtney, Christopher Plummer
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, and the most daring rescue mission ever attempted.

Director: José Padilha
Stars: Batsheva Dance Company, Zina Zinchenko, Ben Schnetzer
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, must save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion in WWII Poland.

Director: Niki Caro
Stars: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Young journalist Sebastian Zöllner is writing an article on artist Manuel Kaminski. Zöllner hopes that Kaminski dies soon, so that he can cash in on his article.

Director: Wolfgang Becker
Stars: Daniel Brühl, Jesper Christensen, Amira Casar
Journey's End I (2017)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, it is the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, as they await their fate.

Director: Saul Dibb
Stars: Paul Bettany, Sam Claflin, Stephen Graham
Pursuit I (2015)
Action | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A modern day Irish gangland version of the ancient Irish legend of Diarmuid and Gráinne. Gráinne is daughter of a major crime boss and is promised to marry the great warrior Fionn to help ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Mercier
Stars: Ruth Bradley, Barry Ward, Liam Cunningham
Their Finest (2016)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them.

Director: Lone Scherfig
Stars: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy
Denial II (2016)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.

Director: Mick Jackson
Stars: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, banker brothers Walraven and Gijs van Hall face their greatest challenge yet when they decide to help fund the Dutch resistance.

Director: Joram Lürsen
Stars: Jacob Derwig, Barry Atsma, Fockeline Ouwerkerk
Land of Mine (2015)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In post-World War II Denmark, a group of young German POWs are forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines under the watch of a Danish Sergeant who slowly learns to appreciate their plight.

Director: Martin Zandvliet
Stars: Roland Møller, Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman
Edit

Storyline

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, ... Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Based on the novel, inspired by a true story. See more »

Genres:

Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Marco Pacchioni and Vincent Perez acquired the rights to the novel in 2007. See more »

Quotes

Herr Fromm: [to Frau Rosentahal after offering to hide her in his apartment] I have a mistress whom I obey. Her name is justice.
See more »

Connections

Version of Jeder stirbt für sich allein (1970) See more »

User Reviews

 
Eye Opening
26 July 2017 | by steven98664See all my reviews

This is not a happy story. It is story that opens your eyes. We have talked about it a lot since. We felt like it was something that should be seen. I would recommend it for folks curious about that era and that place in time. It seems impossible now, but you know its not. Real life stories like this tell something more for me than the big picture story.


13 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 51 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

UK | France | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alone in Berlin See more »

Filming Locations:

Görlitz, Saxony, Germany See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,869, 15 January 2017

Gross USA:

$33,125

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,205,598
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed