The Good German


The Good German
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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Credits

Cast
George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Tobey Maguire, Beau Bridges, Ravil Issyanov, Christian Oliver, Leland Orser
Director
Steven Soderbergh
ScreenplayPaul Attanasio, based on the novel by Joseph Kanon
MusicThomas Newman
CinematographySteven Soderbergh
EditingSteven Soderbergh
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2006
Produced bySunset-Gowers Studios, Warner Bros. Pictures, Section Eight, Virtual Studios

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreWar, drama
LanguageStrong, frequent
NudityNone
SexSome
ViolenceSome
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsSome tension, complex adult themes and powerful drama, but overall effect moderated in its impact.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
5
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
1
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
2
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
5
Die Burger
Jeanne Hugo
15
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
12
The Citizen
Nadia Gardner
12
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
24.com
Frik Els
15
BBC
Paul Arendt
5
Box Office
Wade Major
5
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
13
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers
18
ScreenIt
10

What the People say

Internet
2423 Netizens
12

Average .. 55%

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